Technology Department

Susie Gray Picutre

Susie Gray

Technology Equipment Facilitator

Middle School Media Center Coordinator

Wolf Branch School District is proud to offer students a variety of technology.  Students in grades K-8 will participate in our 1:1 Chromebook program.  Regardless of equipment assigned, students are expected to adhere to the following expectations: 

  • Students will receive instruction from school district staff on the proper use of each device.

  • Students will be required to sign and adhere to the Wolf Branch Parent/Student Handbook 

  • Students are expected to treat all devices as a valuable piece of equipment.

Wolf Branch Care Plan

The Wolf Branch Care Plan is an optional (non-refundable) insurance fee that parents are encouraged to purchase for individual devices.  This fee is $30.00 per year (must be paid prior to October 15 or it will default non-insurance status) and will cover one minor repair to the device (i.e. cracked screen, damaged keyboard, etc).  However, it does NOT cover lost or stolen devices and/or accessories.  Furthermore, any unknown damage caused to the device will be the sole responsibility of the assigned student.  Each parent in grades Kdg-8 will be asked, in the registration portal, if they are or are not interested in purchasing the WB Care Plan.  Parents that choose not to purchase the additional coverage will be responsible for all costs incurred to the device and accessories.  

Acceptable Use of the District's Electronic Networks

All use of the District’s electronic networks shall be consistent with the District’s goal of promoting educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, and communication. These procedures do not attempt to state all required or prohibited behavior by users. However, some specific examples are provided. The failure of any user to follow these procedures will result in the loss of privileges, disciplinary action, and/or legal action.whom the student is comfortable speaking.  A student may choose to report to an employee of the student’s same gender.

SOPPA

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 Illinois 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

For a complete list of software and data collected, please use the link below.

Covered Information

Compliance Officer: Dr. Nicole Sanderson

Data Breaches: Wolf Branch will be contacted by the Operator within 30 days of the breach.

The process to Inspect/Review/Correct Agreements: Wolf Branch School District's Educational Technology Committee reviews agreements for changes every January and July