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    SAUGERTIES CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Call Box A, Saugerties, New York 12477 Telephone: (845) 247-6500

     

    PARENTS’ BILL OF RIGHTS FOR DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY*

     

    PARENTS’ BILL OF RIGHTS FOR DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY*

    The privacy and security of personally identifiable student data is of paramount importance. A student’s personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial purposes. State and federal laws protect the confidentiality of students’ personally identifiable information, and safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices, such as encryption, firewalls, and password protection, must be in place when such data is stored or transferred.

    Consistent with the adoption by the New York State Legislature of the Common Core Implementation Reform Act of 2014, all parents have the following rights:

    • To inspect and review the complete contents of their child’s education record, as defined in the District’s Student Records policy;
    •  To access a complete list of all student data elements collected by the State, which is available for public review at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/sirs/documentation/NYSEDstudentData.xlsx, or by writing to the Office of Information & Reporting Services, New York State Education Department, Room 863 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234;
    •  To have complaints about possible breaches of student data heard and determined. Complaints should be directed in writing to the Chief Privacy Officer, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234, or by email to the Chief Privacy Officer at CPO@mail.nysed.gov.
    • Safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices including but not limited to encryption, firewalls and password protection must be in place when student PII is stored or transferred.
    • To be notified in accordance with applicable laws and regulations if a breach or unauthorized release of PII occurs.
    • Educational agency workers that handle PII will receive training on applicable state and federal laws, policies, and safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices that protect PII.
    • Educational agency contracts with vendors that receive PII will address statutory and regulatory data privacy and security requirements.

     *In the event the Commissioner of Education issues an enhanced Bill of Rights and/or promulgates regulations setting forth additional elements to be included in the Parents’ Bill of Rights, the Saugerties Central School District reserves the right to revise this document accordingly.