Student Data Privacy & SOPPA
Rondout School District 72 takes the privacy of our students’ data seriously. This page explains in more detail, what SOPPA is, the measures that SD72 is taking regarding Data Privacy Agreements, and the procedures for reviewing student covered information.
What is SOPPA?
Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA): Guarantees that student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies, and that data is used for beneficial purposes only.
What happens to the student data that we send to a third party vendor? Information like names, birthdates, etc. may be provided by Rondout SD 72 to a third party like IXL, PowerSchool, Clever, etc. What protections do those companies have in place to make sure that our students’ data is not sold or freely given to others? As part of SOPPA, these companies must enter into Data Privacy Agreements (DPA) with each district they work with. These agreements outline what data is stored, how it is protected, what the company can and cannot do with that data, and what they will do in the event of a data breach.
What are Data Privacy Agreements (DPA)?
Rondout SD 72 utilizes the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), which is an 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. To learn more about the SDPC, click here. Through the SDPC we enter into contracts with 3rd party vendors who handle our student's data. If you would like to view the DPAs that Rondout SD 72 currently holds, please click the following link: Rondout SD 72 Data Privacy Agreements.
Right and Procedures for Reviewing Student Covered Information
Parents may request to inspect and review their student’s covered information. Requests for reviewing records must be made in writing and include the date of the request, the parent’s name, address, phone number, student’s name, and the name of the school from which the request is being made. The District has Requests for Inspect, Copy or Challenge forms available. Completed forms should be given to Dr. Jenny Wojcik, Superintendent. Parents will be required to provide proof of identity and relationship to the student before access to the covered information is granted.
The District shall provide an electronic copy of the records within 45 days of receiving a request for the covered information. If a parent requests a paper copy, the District will charge .35 cents per page. No parent will be denied a paper copy due to an inability to pay.
A parent may make a request to review and receive copies of covered information no more than two requests per student per quarter.
Parents may request corrections of factual inaccuracies contained in their student’s covered information. The District will review the request, determine if an inaccuracy exists, and if so, will make any necessary corrections within 90 days of the request. If the correction needs to be made by the Illinois State Board of Education or a District’s vendor, any necessary corrections will also be made within 90 days of the request and the District will notify the parent of any necessary corrections within 10 days after receiving confirmation of the corrections.
If a parent requests the deletion of any covered information, the District will review the request to determine whether such a deletion would violate the law or result in the student being unable to participate in the District’s curriculum.
Parents may also consult the District’s procedures on reviewing and challenging student records if the covered information also constitutes student records.
Web-based tools and iPad apps used by Rondout School District 72 for the current school year that require user logins are listed in the table below along with their URLs (website addresses) and URLs of their respective Privacy Policies.
Online resources for the current school year
BrainPop (3-8) and BrainPop Jr. (K-2)
Discovery Education (4-8)
Raz-Kids (Learning A-Z)
Glencoe Math (6-8)
Hour of Code
IXL Math (K-8) and IXL Language Arts (1-8)
Microsoft Office 365 (3-8)
My Math (K-5)
Adobe Spark for Education (3-8)
Spelling City (K-8)
STAR Math assessment (K-8)
TCI Social Studies (6-8 some students)