Student Data


McLean Unit 5 takes student privacy seriously. Student Online Personal Protection Act is intended to provide transparency to stakeholders about the resources the district uses. We will continue to work diligently to be compliant with the Student Online Personal Protect Act which takes effect July 1, 2021. McLean County Unit 5 School District joined the Illinois Student Privacy Alliance to provide the transparency needed for House Bill 3606 (HB3606) To find out more about SOPPA, watch the video below then select the SOPPA link.

Student Privacy

On July 2021, Illinois schools will have to provide transparency on how House Bill 3606 (HB3606) which Governor J.B. Pritzker of Illinois signed back in August 23, 2019. House Bill 3606 (HB3606), is an update to Illinois’s Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA), which requires more transparency on how student information is used and gives parents greater control over how schools, education companies, and the Illinois State Board of Education are collecting and using personally identifiable information (PII) from K-12 public school students.

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

Data Privacy Laws


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.


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


Restricts the collection of personal information from children under 13 by companies operating websites, games, mobile applications, and digital services which are directed at children or collect personal information from individuals known to be children.