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Student Online Personal Protection Act

We are committed to protecting the information security of CUSD #205 students in accordance with the latest version of the Student Online Personal Protection Act. 

What is SOPPA? 

The Student Online Personal Protection Act, or SOPPA, is the data privacy law that regulates student data collection and use by schools, the Illinois State Board of Education, and education technology (EdTech) vendors. 

Effective July 1, 2021, school districts will be required by SOPPA to provide additional guarantees that student data is protected when collected by the educational technology companies, and that data is used for beneficial purposes only (105 ILCS85). In compliance, Galesburg CUSD #205 only collects information that directly relates to school activities and safeguards the privacy of students and confidentiality of student date.