(110 ILCS 205/9.36)
(a) The Board may collect a fee to cover the cost of processing and handling individual student-level data requests pursuant to an approved data sharing agreement. The fee shall not be assessed on any entities that are complying with State or federal-mandated reporting. The fee shall be set by the Board by rule. Money from the fee shall be deposited into the BHE Data and Research Cost Recovery Fund.
(b) The Board may not provide personally identifiable information on individual students except in the case where an approved data sharing agreement is signed that includes specific requirements for safeguarding the privacy and security of any personally identifiable information in compliance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
(c) The BHE Data and Research Cost Recovery Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. The Board shall deposit into the Fund moneys received from processing requests for individual student-level data. All moneys in the Fund shall be used by the Board, subject to appropriation, for costs associated with maintaining and updating the individual student-level data systems.
(Source: P.A. 100-417, eff. 8-25-17.)