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How does Hawthorn comply with SOPPA?

SOPPA requires that all companies with which Hawthorn shares covered information sign a Data Sharing Agreement that outlines what data is being shared, the purpose of collecting the data, and how the data will be used and protected. You can see all the outside agreements with the Hawthorn vendors here. These agreements provide information on the name of the vendor, the services being provided, and the data elements being shared.

Hawthorn has also adopted a SOPPA policy that governs the district’s implementation of SOPPA and identifies who at the district can enter into data-sharing agreements with vendors.

Finally, Hawthorn always uses strong security measures to protect student data in its care.