Student Data Privacy

Pontiac District 90 takes the privacy of our student's data seriously.  This page intends to make information transparent and is work diligently to be compliant with the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) when it goes into effect July 1, 2021.

Important Links:
Annual Notice Regarding SOPPA
A Parent's Guide to...
Student Data Privacy Laws
SOPPA Details
SDPC Resource Request Form
District Collected Student Data Elements
Data Breach Details (Coming July 2021)
What to Inspect your Child's Covered Information?  (Coming July 2021)

What is SOPPA?
What happens to the student data that we send to a third party vendor? Information like names, birthdates, etc... may be provided by Pontiac District 90 to a third party.  What protections do those companies have in place to make sure that our student's data is not sold or freely given to others? This is exactly what SOPPA looks to address.

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.

Who does Pontiac District 90 hold DPA's with?
Pontiac District 90 leverages 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. If you would like to read 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 Pontiac District 90 current holds, please click the following link.

Pontiac District 90 DPAs