The Stillwater Central School District is committed to ensuring student privacy in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and district policies. To this end and pursuant to U.S. Department of Education regulations, the district is providing the following Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security:
The NYS Education Department’s Education Law §2-d Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security Parents and eligible students can expect the following:
1. A student’s personally identifiable information (PII) cannot be sold or released for any commercial purpose.
2. The right to inspect and review the complete contents of the student’s education record stored or maintained by an educational agency.
3. State and federal laws, such as NYS Education Law §2-d and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, that protect the confidentiality of a student’s 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 NYSED is available for public review at www.nysed.gov/data-privacy-
5. Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints should be directed to: Stillwater Central School District Superintendent Patricia Morris, 1068 Hudson Ave., Stillwater, NY 12170.
6. The right to have complaints about possible breaches and unauthorized disclosures of student data addressed. Complaints may be submitted to NYSED online at www.nysed.gov/data-privacy-
7. Parents have the right to be notified in accordance with applicable laws and regulations if a breach or unauthorized release of their student’s PII occurs.
8. Educational agency workers that handle PII will receive training on applicable state and federal laws, the educational agency’s 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.