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
1) A student's personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any
2) Parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child's
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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: