Student Data Privacy
In compliance with Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) this page intends to supply the students, parents and community stakeholders with access to information about how student data is handled according to relevant state and federal laws.
What is SOPPA?
What happens to the student data that we send to a third party vendor? Information like names, birthdates, etc... may be provided by Westville to a third party like IXL, NWEA MAP, etc... What protections do those companies have in place to make sure that our student's data is not sold or freely given to others? This is exactly what SOPPA looks to address.
As part of SOPPA, these companies 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.
Data Privacy Agreements (DPA)
Westville leverages the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), which is a unique collaborative of schools, districts, regional territories, 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 Westville School District currently holds, please click the following link. The data elements collected by each application can be found by clicking on the magnifying glass beside each application on the page linked below.