Student Data Privacy

The East Alton-Wood River Community High School District takes the privacy of our student's data seriously. This page intends to provide information about the data that is collected about students and how it is used in the educational process. It further intends to make transparent the district's efforts to be compliant with the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) when it goes into effect July 1, 2021.

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Data Privacy Agreements (DPA)

East Alton-Wood River Community High School 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, click here. 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 EAWR current holds, please click the following link.

Important Data Privacy Laws

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Governs information in a student’s education record, restricting access and use of student information.


Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

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.


Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA)

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


Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

Imposes certain requirements on schools that utilize the federal E-Rate program to receive discounts for internet access and other technology services, or that receive federal grants for other technology expenses.