Student Data and Privacy

Protecting student data is of the utmost importance to Rochelle Township High School District #212. Student data is protected through comprehensive privacy policies and security measures such as firewalls, secure servers, intrusion detection software, and other methods.

In 2019, the Illinois Governor signed the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) that controls how the online information and data schools collect is used. In compliance, Rochelle Township High School District #212 only collects information that directly relates to school activities and safeguards the privacy of students and confidentiality of student data. This page intends to make transparent our policies and student data practices. We are working diligently to be compliant with the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) when it goes into effect July 1, 2021.

Rochelle Township High School District #212 adheres to the following applicable laws regarding student data and privacy:

Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

CIPA was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children’s access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools or libraries that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program. Read more

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 children under 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 from users of another website or online service directed to children. Read more

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

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 parents 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. Read more

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. Read more

Rochelle Township High School District #212 Technology Policies and Guidelines

  • More information on our policies and guidelines are coming soon.

Rochelle Township High School District #212 Data Privacy Officer

  • More information on our Privacy Officer and vetting process is coming soon.

Parent Rights

Parents have the right to inspect, review, and correct information maintained by the school, operator, and the Illinois State Board of Education. All requests should be directed to IT Director Will Wise at 815-562-4161 ext. 5212.

District-approved Web-based Tools and Applications and ISPA

Rochelle Township High School District #212 values your child's privacy and strives to ensure that parents are aware of what web-based tools and applications are being used for educational purposes.  Additionally, parents should be aware of the information that will be collected and used with these programs and applications.  In an effort to meet these goals, Rochelle has joined the Illinois Student Privacy Alliance (ISPA), which gives access to management tools and resources for data privacy agreements. 

A list of Rochelle D212’s web-based tools and apps, along with related privacy policies and terms of service can be found and reviewed here.

Data Breaches

In the event that there is a data breach, Rochelle Township High School District #212 will notify parents via district communication systems within 30 days of a data breach and within 60 days if a third-party is responsible for the data breach.