For Parents

Important Data Privacy Laws

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act


Governs information in a student’s education record, restricting access and use of student information.

Restricts the collection of personal information from children under 13 by companies operating websites, games, mobile applications, and digital services that are directed to children or that collect personal information from individuals known to be children.

Student Online Personal Protection Act

Children’s Internet Protection Act

Guarantees that student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies, and that data is used for beneficial purposes only.


Imposes certain requirements on schools that utilize the federal E-Rate program to receive discounts for internet access and other technology services, or that receive federal grants for other technology expenses.


What happens to the student data that we send to a third party vendor?  Information like names, birthdates, ect... may be provide by Jacksonville School District 117 to a third party like NWEA, MAP, ect... 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 a part of SOPPA, these companies must enter into a Data Privacy Agreement (DPA) with each district they work with.  These agreements outline what data is sorted, how it is protected, what company can and cannot to with that data, and what they will do in the event of a data breach. 

Student Data Privacy
Through the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), JSD117 can enter into contracts with 3rd party vendors who handle our student's data.  If you would like to view the Data Privacy Agreements (DPA) that JSD currently holds, please click the following link.

Student Data Privacy 
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