Student Data Privacy

  • Managing Student Data

    Community High School District 94 followed best practices in managing system and network security.  Access to student data is controlled through role based security which means that access to data is limited only to allow what is needed for any staff member to do their job.  The District also follows all rules set forth by the state and federal government such as SOPPA, FERPA, CIPA, PPRA, and HIPAA.

    Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA)

    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).

    Below is a high-level overview of the new requirements. Please refer to the legislation for specific timelines and components of each element. School districts must:

    1. Annually post a list of all operators of online services or applications utilized by the district.

    2. Annually post all data elements that the school collects, maintains, or discloses to any entity. This information must also explain how the school uses the data, and to whom and why it discloses the data.

    3. Post contracts for each operator within 10 days of signing. (Coming in July 2021)

    4. Annually post subcontractors for each operator. (Coming in July 2021)

    5. Post the process for how parents can exercise their rights to inspect, review and correct information maintained by the school, operator, or ISBE. (Coming in July 2021)

    6. Post data breaches within 10 days and notify parents within 30 days.

    7. Create a policy for who can sign contracts with operators.

    8. Designate a privacy officer to ensure compliance.

    9. Maintain reasonable security procedures and practices. Agreements with vendors in which information is shared must include a provision that the vendor maintains reasonable security procedures and practices.

    District 94's Data Privacy Agreements are listed on the Illinois Student Privacy Alliance website

    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

    FERPA is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds from the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level.

    Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

    CIPA was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children’s access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools or libraries that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program. Read more

    Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)

    The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) is a federal law that affords certain rights to parents of minor students with regard to surveys that ask questions of a personal nature. Briefly, the law requires that schools obtain written consent from parents before minor students are required to participate in any U.S. Department of Education funded survey, analysis, or evaluation that reveals information concerning certain topics.  Read More

    Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that required the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge. Read More


    Community High School District 94 web based software Privacy Policies:

     ActivelyLearn  Gimkit Pro  Pear Deck
     Auralia Cloud  GMetrix  Pivot Interactives 
     CampusPress  GoGuardian Teacher  Quizizz
     Canvas  HUDL   Quizlet 
     Certiport  Kahoot  Raptor 
     Classkick  Kami PDF Annotation   Read & Write 
     Clever   Khan Academy  SchoolMessenger
     Creative Cloud  Lightspeed Relay  Smartmusic Student 
     Delta Math  Loom  Soundtrap 
     Desmos  Mastery Manager   Teambuildr 
     Edpuzzle  Nearpod  TextHelp (Fluency Tutor) 
     Email Archiving  Noteflight   WeVideo Pro 
     Equatio  Office 365/Azure AD   Workplace (Google)
     Flipgrid  Padlet   Zoom