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District Protection of Student Data

Data Privacy and Security Policy

In order to conduct a successful education program, the District receives, creates, stores, and transfers information about students, teachers, and principals that is protected by state and federal law. The District takes active steps to protect the confidentiality of protected information in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws. The District expects all District officers, employees, and partners to maintain the confidentiality of protected information in accordance with state and federal law and all applicable Board Policies.

Parents’ Bill of Rights

Pursuant to Education Law section 2-d, BOCES and school districts are now required to publish, on their websites, a parents bill of rights for data privacy and security and to include such information with every contract entered into with a third party contractor where the third party contractor receives student data or teacher or principal data.

Student Privacy FERPA Notice

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) affords parents or “eligible students” (students who are over 18 years of age or enter a postsecondary educational institution) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records