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Data Privacy & Security

LaSalle-Peru High School District and Department of Information Technology are committed to protect a student’s personal data as the use of student data has increased and as technology has advanced. We strive to maintain the confidentially, integrity, and accessibility of student data, while still allowing students to obtain a technologically rich educational experience in our increasingly connected world.This section contains state and federal policies the LaSalle-Peru High School District adheres to, data privacy and security procedures, as well as guidance and resources for various stakeholders.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

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.

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Protects the privacy of student education records. 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.

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Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

Protection of Pupil Rights Act

Enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children’s access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. Imposes certain requirements on schools that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the federal E-rate program.

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Gives 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 specific information.

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Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA)

Regulates and guarantees that student data collection and use by schools, the Illinois State Bord of Education, and third-party vendors is protected when collected by educational technology companies, and that data is used for beneficial purposes only. Third-party vendors 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 (105 ILCS 85).

Data Privacy Agreements (DPA)

  • LPHS 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, read more. 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 LPHS currently holds, please click the following link: LPHS DPAs