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Parents Bill of Rights

Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

In accordance with Education Law Section 2-d, the Red Creek Central School District hereby sets forth the following Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security, which is applicable to all students and their parents/legal guardians.

  1. A student's personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial purpose.  PII, as defined by Education Law § 2-d and FERPA, includes direct identifiers such as a student's name or identification number, parent's name, or address; and indirect identifiers  such as a student's date of birth, which when linked to or combined with other information can be used to distinguish or trace a student's identity.  Please see FERPA's regulations as 34 CFR 99.3 for a more complete definition.
  2. In accordance with FERPA, Section 2-d and Board Policy 72400 Student Records: Access and Challenge, parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child's education record.
  3. State and federal laws such as Education Law § 2-d; the Commissioner of Education's Regulations at 8 NYCRR Part 121, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ("FERPA") at 12 U.S.C. 1232g (34 CFR Part 99); Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") at 15 U.S.C. 6501-6502 (16 CFR Part 312); Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment ("PPRA") at 20 U.S.C. 1232h (34 CFR Part 98); the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA") at 20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.  (34 CFR Part 300); protect the confidentiality of a student's identifiable information.
  4. The District has the following safeguards in place to protect student data, including personally identifiable information stored or transferred by the District.
    1. All databases that have student information are protected by a secure password and login. These logins are monitored and kept up to date.
    2. Student information is only accessible by those that are deemed warranted of having the information.
    3. Safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices including, but not limited to:  encryption and firewalls in place.
  5. A complete list of all student data elements collected by NYSED is available here and by writing to: Chief Privacy Officer, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234. 
  6. Complaints about possible breaches of student data or teacher or principal APPR data must be submitted, in writing, to:    Mr.  Matthew Van Orman, Superintendent of Schools, PO Box 190, Red Creek, New York 13143    Phone: 315-754-2010.   Complaints may also be submitted to the NYS Education Department online; by mail to: Chief Privacy Officer, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234; by email to; or by telephone at 518-474-0937.
  7. To be notified in accordance with applicable laws and regulations if a breach or unauthorized release of PII occurs.
  8. Educational agency workers that handle PII will receive training on applicable stand and federal laws, policies, and safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices that protect PII.
  9. Educational agency contracts with vendors that receive PII will address statutory and regulatory data privacy and security requirements.