Student Data Privacy

Salem Community High School believes that privacy of our students' data is a serious matter. That being said, We are working to comply with the Student Online Personal Protection Act(SOPPA) that went into effect on July 1, 2021!

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

What is SOPPA?

SOPPA is a law that requires school districts to enter into data privacy contracts with vendors who have student data. This information may be things like names, birthdates, grade level, etc. SOPPA was created to enforce that these vendors safeguard this data so that the data is not sold or given to others. Vendors (companies) must enter into Data Privacy Agreements (DPA) with each district. These agreements outline what is stored, how it is protected, what the vendor can and cannot do with that data, and what they will do in the event of a data breach.

Data Privacy Agreements

Salem Community High School has joined the Illinois Student Privacy Alliance(ISPA), which is a free consortium that allows school districts to access management tools and resources for data privacy agreements. If you would like to view the DPAs that Salem Community High School currently holds, click the following link:

Salem Community High School DPAs