ISPA Resource Update – March 23, 2021

ISPA Resource Update

Each week, the Illinois Student Privacy Alliance (ISPA) produces a variety of new resources that may be useful to schools across the state. Here are a few of our newest SOPPA-related resources, as well as complete listings of all of the new originating data privacy agreements added to the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) database over the course of this past week.


SOPPA Amendments Webinar – March 15, 2021

This webinar – presented in collaboration with Robbins-Schwartz, the Learning Technology Center of Illinois, Gallagher, and Secure Halo – discusses SOPPA’s contract requirements and related cyber liability security measures, as well as risk management strategies and solutions.

You can find a link to this recorded webinar on the LTC Data Security hub.

Redlined Exhibit G

The redlined Exhibit G from v1.0 to v1.0a is available now on the ISPA homepage under “Most Recent DPA”

New “Using the ISPA/SDPC Database” Videos

New videos in the ongoing “Using the ISPA/SDPC Database” series are now available in the series YouTube playlist.

Thank you to Sean Mullins of Olympia CUSD 16 for working with the LTC to create these helpful how-to videos!

All Things SOPPA – March 23, 2021

A recording of the March 23, 2021, All Things SOPPA webinar can be found on the LTC’s YouTube channel.

Webinar Sections by Subject

0:00​​ Introduction

2:06​ What is SOPPA?

4:38​ Statistics

6:44​ New Originating Agreements

7:15​ Tips and Suggestions – IL-NDPA v1.0a

8:48​ Tips and Suggestions – Redlined Exhibit G from v1.0 to v1.0a

11:37​ Tips and Suggestions – Feature Enhancement –​

13:06​ ISBE Update for IASB Press Policies and Procedures

13:52​ SOPPA for Teachers Resources Slide Deck and On-Demand Webinar Information

14:32​ Resources –​​ 

16:28​ Resources – New Videos – Using the ISPA/SDPC Database by Sean Mullins

18:09​ Upcoming Events

20:00​ Questions, Experiences, Comments

54:05​ How To – Using Automatic Exhibit E Creator57:26​ How To – Manage Agreements

Stay Up-to-Date with SOPPA

One of the keys to SOPPA compliance is staying on top of the latest recommendations and suggestions from seasoned experts. The LTC makes that easy through our weekly “All Things SOPPA” webinar series.

Each Tuesday, join the LTC’s Chris Wherley for a focused discussion on the process and procedures of achieving SOPPA compliance. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences with peers around Illinois, as well as receive the latest SOPPA updates as July 1 approaches.

The next edition of “All Thing SOPPA” will take place on Tuesday, March 30 at 2:00 pm. Recordings of previous sessions can be found on the LTC YouTube channel.

Be sure to bookmark the LTC’s Data Privacy hub, as well. There, you’ll find regular updates about the latest best practices for protecting student data – including new resources for achieving SOPPA compliance.


Many of the resources and updates above are provided regularly to Illinois Student Privacy Alliance (ISPA) members. ISPA is a free consortium that allows school districts to access tools and resources for managing data privacy agreements. When used in conjunction with clear policies and procedures, ISPA allows districts to comply with Illinois’ new Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA).

All Illinois school districts are invited to join ISPA. Membership is free and can offer districts access to resources through the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), a collection of 31 states working collaboratively to address similar data privacy concerns and legislation.

To learn more about ISPA and its benefits to all Illinois school districts, visit the group’s homepage on the LTC website. Questions about joining ISPA can be directed to Angela Veatch at