We are passionate advocates for achieving excellence through technology and innovation."
The Technology Department is responsible for the overall planning, implementation, security and operation of the information systems and classroom technology in District 95. Technology is a powerful tool for transforming learning. It allows us to rethink our approaches to communication and collaboration as well as providing opportunities for organizational efficiency and productivity so that we can meet the needs of students who have grown up in a digital era.
We are successful when we:
Design, implement and support innovative solutions aligned to the district mission.
Provide learners with consistent access to safe, robust and agile technology.
Ensure our stakeholders have a great technology experience.
Create an environment of shared ownership and responsibility.
Data Privacy (Student Online Personal Protection Act)
School districts throughout the State of Illinois contract with different educational technology vendors for beneficial K-12 purposes such as providing personalized learning and innovative educational technologies, and increasing efficiency in school operations.
Under Illinois’ Student Online Personal Protection Act, or SOPPA (105 ILCS 85/), educational technology vendors and other entities that operate Internet websites, online services, online applications, or mobile applications that are designed, marketed, and primarily used for K-12 school purposes are referred to in SOPPA as operators. SOPPA is intended to ensure that student data collected by operators is protected, and it requires those vendors, as well as school districts and the Ill. State Board of Education, to take a number of actions to protect online student data.
Depending upon the particular educational technology being used, our District may need to collect different types of student data, which is then shared with educational technology vendors through their online sites, services, and/or applications. Under SOPPA, educational technology vendors are prohibited from selling or renting a student’s information or from engaging in targeted advertising using a student’s information. Such vendors may only disclose student data for K-12 school purposes and other limited purposes permitted under the law.
In general terms, the types of student data that may be collected and shared include personally identifiable information (PII) about students or information that can be linked to PII about students, such as:
- Basic identifying information, including student or parent/guardian name and student or parent/guardian contact information, username/password, student ID number
- Demographic information
- Enrollment information
- Assessment data, grades, and transcripts
- Attendance and class schedule
- Academic/extracurricular activities
- Special indicators (e.g., disability information, English language learner, free/reduced meals or homeless/foster care status)
- Conduct/behavioral data
- Health information
- Food purchases
- Transportation information
- In-application performance data
- Student-generated work
- Online communications
- Application metadata and application use statistics
- Permanent and temporary school student record information
Operators may collect and use student data only for K-12 purposes, which are purposes that aid in the administration of school activities, such as:
- Instruction in the classroom or at home (including remote learning)
- Administrative activities
- Collaboration between students, school personnel, and/or parents/guardians
- Other activities that are for the use and benefit of the school district
A published list of agreements and data elements are available for review at the Lake Zurich Student Data Privacy website.
Parents/Guardians are entitled to: (1) inspect and review his/her child’s covered information; (2) request electronic or paper copies of his/her child’s covered information and (3) request corrections to his/her child’s inaccurate covered information under SOPPA. Submit any such requests in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mobile Learning Initiative is our program that ensures every secondary student has a technology device available for their learning. Each student grades 6-12 has a District iPad issued to them to be used for learning both at home and at school. Please see the brochure below for more information about the Mobile Learning Initiative. If you are unable to open the brochure or have trouble viewing it, please contact us at Feedback@lz95.org or call us at 847-438-2851.