Student Data Privacy
Student Online Personal Protection Act
What is SOPPA?
The Student Online Personal Protection Act, or SOPPA, is the data privacy law that regulates student data collection and use by schools, the Illinois State Board of Education, and educational technology vendors.
As required by SOPPA, Farmington Central CUSD #265 must enter into Data Privacy Agreements (DPA) with each education technology vendor we work with.
The agreements outline the following:
What data is stored
How data is protected
What the vendor can and cannot do with the data
Procedures in the event of a data breach
Data Privacy Agreements (DPA)
Farmington Central CUSD #265 utilizes the the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) to enter into contracts with educational technology vendors who handle our student data. The SDPC is a unique collaborative of schools, districts, regional, territories and state agencies, policy makers, trade organizations and marketplace providers addressing real-world, adaptable, and implementable solutions to growing data privacy concerns. If you would like to learn more about the SDPC, click here.