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 right to:
- ︎Inspect and review the complete contents of their child’s education record, in accordance with the BOCES Student Records Policy;
- 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;
- Have complaints regarding possible breaches of student data heard and determined. Complaints should be directed in writing to Ronald Burke, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, 40 West Main Street, P.O. Box 231 Canton, NY 13617 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.