Unit #50 Student Data Privacy

Teutopolis Unit #50 takes the privacy of our our student's data seriously. We are working to be in compliance with the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA).

What is SOPPA?

Sometimes we send student data to our third party vendors (Accelerated Reader, TeacherEase, etc.) for their software to function properly. This data could include items such as names, birthdates, etc. What happens to this student data? Do these companies have any protection in place to make sure that our student's data is safe? Is this data sold or given to others? This is precisely what SOPPA looks to address.

SOPPA requires Teutopolis Unit #50 to enter into Data Privacy Agreements (DPA) with the companies that we exchange data with. These agreements outline what data is done with the data:

  • How is the data stored? 

  • How is the data protected?

  • What the company can and cannot do with that data.

  • What will the company do in the event of a data breach?

Student Data Privacy Consortium

Data Privacy Agreements (DPA)

Teutopolis Unit #50 utilizes the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), which is a free consortium that allows school districts to access management tools and resources for data privacy agreements. If you would like to read more about the SDPC, click here. Through the SDPC portal we enter into contracts with 3rd party vendors who handle our student's data. To view the DPAs that Teutopolis Unit #50 current holds, please click the following link.

Teutopolis Unit #50 DPAs