SOPPA & Student Privacy

SOPPA & Student Privacy


Student Online Personal Protection Act

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 the data is used for beneficial purposes only (105 ILCS 85).  

Colona School District #190 BP 7:345 Student Online Personal Protection Act 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

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 parent 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 Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

The primary goal of COPPA is to place parents in control over what information is collected from their young children online.  COPPA was designed to protect young children under the age 13 while accounting for the dynamic nature of the Internet.  The Rule applies to operators of commercial websites and online services (including mobile apps) directed to children under 13 that collect, use, or disclose personal information from children, and operators of general audience websites or online services with actual knowledge that they are collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under 13.  The Rule also applies to websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information directly form users of another website or online service directed to children.

Colona SD 190 Privacy Policies

District 190– Personnel Social Networking Policy  (pending)

District 190 – Web Site Privacy Policy (pending)

Colona SD 190 is a member of ISPA (

The Illinois Student Privacy Alliance (ISPA) is a free consortium that allows school districts to access management tools and resources for data privacy agreements. All Illinois school districts are invited to join ISPA. When used in conjunction with clear policies and procedures, ISPA allows districts to comply with Illinois’ new Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA).

Colona SD #190's Active Privacy Agreements with Education Technology Companies.

All Privacy Agreements SDPC (

Guardian Request for Student Data Removal

Parents or Guardians who would like to request that some or all of student data is removed can initiate the process by emailing [email protected] or calling  309-792-1232.