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Educational Records / Data Privacy & Security

Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy & Security

In accordance with Education Law Section 2-d, the Gananda 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 by the District or BOCES for any commercial or marketing purposes;
  2. In accordance with FERPA, Section 2-d and Board of Education Policy 7250 Student Records: Access and Challenge, parents have the right to inspect, review and/or receive a copy of the complete contents of their child’s education record, including any student data stored or maintained by the District or BOCES
  3. State and federal laws protect the confidentiality of a student's personally identifiable information, and safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices, including, but not limited to, encryption, firewalls, and password protection, must be in place when data is stored or transferred. The District has the following safeguards in place:
    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.
  4. The New York State Education Department collects a number of student data elements for authorized uses. A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State is available for public review from the State Education Department at this NYSED website. Or parents may obtain a copy of this list by writing to:
    1. Office of Information & Reporting Services
      New York State Education Department
      Room 863 EBA
      89 Washington Avenue
      Albany, NY 12234
  5. Parents have the right to submit complaints about possible breaches of student data or teacher or principal APPR data. Any such complaint must be submitted, in writing to:
    1. Shawn Van Scoy, Superintendent of Schools
      1500 Dayspring Ridge
      Walworth, NY 14568
      (315) 986-3521 ext 4313