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Parent's Bill of Rights

Parents Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

The District will publish its Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security (Bill of Rights) on its website. Additionally, the District will include the Bill of Rights with every contract or other written agreement it enters into with a third-party contractor under which the third-party contractor will receive student data or teacher or principal data from the District.

The District's Bill of Rights will state in clear and plain English terms that:
  1. A student's personal identifiable information (PII) cannot be sold or released for any commercial purposes;
  2. Parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child's education record;
  3. State and federal laws protect the confidentiality of PII, 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;
  4. A complete list of all student data elements collected by the state is available for public review at the following website or by writing to the Office of Information and Reporting Services, New York State Education Department, Room 865 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234; and
  5. Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed.

    Complaints should be directed in writing to Privacy Complaint, Chief Privacy Officer, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234. Complaints may also be submitted using the form available at the following website  Parents can also send their written complaint to the Sullivan BOCES Data Protection Officer at 15 Sullivan Avenue, Suite 1W, Liberty New York 12754.

To review the New York State Education Department's Parents Bill of Rights, visit the following website 


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