District 57 takes the privacy of our student's data seriously. This page intends to make transparent and is working diligently to be compliant with the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) when it goes into effect July 1, 2021.
Effective July 1, 2021, school districts will be required by the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) to provide additional guarantees that student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies, and that data is used for beneficial purposes only (105 ILCS 85).
The list includes the online services or applications that the District uses, the contracts signed by the District, and any data collected by those tools or by the District. Teachers and staff can fill out this form to request the District to verify if an application or tool is SOPPA compliant. The District regularly updates and verifies applications and tools.
Parents can request to review and correct any information maintained by the District or any online/application provider by contacting the D57 privacy officer, Mark Fijor.
Video Overviews of Data Privacy Laws