Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

  • Go to the New York State Eductation Student Data Privacy Bill of Rights web page (Parents' Bill of Rights) for more information. Below is Middletown Parents' Bill of Rights document. 

    PARENTS’ BILL OF RIGHTS FOR DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY

    In accordance with the requirements of a new Section 2-d that was added to the New York
    Education Law in 2014, the Enlarged City School District of Middletown (ECSDM) provides the
    following Parents’ Bill of Rights with respect to maintaining the privacy and security of student
    data:

    1) A student's personally identifiable information 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 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. Towards this end, the District has implemented the following
    safeguards to protect personally identifiable information about students, which is stored
    or transferred by the District, against unauthorized disclosure.

    . All databases that have student information are protected by a secure password
    and login. Logins are monitored, and passwords are kept up-to-date.

    . All databases are secured behind a multilayered threat protection firewall. The
    firewall is monitored and kept up-to-date.

    4) A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State shall be made
    available for public review online, and by mail, upon written request, when this list is
    provided by the State. In the meantime, information regarding data elements collected
    by the State Education Department (SED) is available online at:

    http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/sirs/2011-12/2011-
    12SIRSGuidance/NEWER/2013-14SIRSManual9-1_20131107.pdf

    5) Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data
    addressed. Complaints should be directed to: Assistant Superintendent for Administration, Michael Tuttle
    223 Wisner Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940 or via email at michael.tuttle@ecsdm.org.

    PLEASE NOTE: The foregoing Parents’ Bill of Rights is neither complete nor final, as the
    District is awaiting further guidance (as specified by law) regarding implementation of Section 2-
    d, from New York’s Commissioner of Education and from a new “Chief Privacy Officer” who is to
    be appointed by the Commissioner. Accordingly, this Parents’ Bill of Rights is subject to revision
    and/or supplementation as needed to comply with the District’s obligations under the law.

    Additional information is available on the New York State Education Department’s website at:
    http://www.p12.nysed.gov/docs/parents-bill-of-rights.pdf.

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