Parents Bill of Rights

Pursuant to the Common Core Reform Act Parent Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security
 
 
Parents and eligible students can expect the following:
1. A student’s personally identifiable information (PII)2 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-security and by writing to: Chief
Privacy Officer, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue,
Albany, NY 12234.

5. 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-security by mail to: Chief Privacy Officer,
New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY
12234, by email to privacy@nysed.gov or by telephone at 518-474-0937.

6. To be notified in accordance with applicable laws and regulations if a breach or
unauthorized release of their student’s PII occurs.

7. 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.

8. Educational agency contracts with vendors that receive PII will address statutory
and regulatory data privacy and security requirements.
 
Definitions: 
 “Parent” means a parent, legal guardian, or person in parental relation to a student. These rights may not apply to
parents of eligible students defined as a student eighteen years or older. “Eligible Student” means a student 18 years
and older.
 
 “Personally identifiable information,” as applied to student data, means personally identifiable information as
defined in section 99.3 of title thirty-four of the code of federal regulations implementing the family educational
rights and privacy act, section twelve hundred thirty-two-g of title twenty of the United States code, and, as applied
to teacher or principal data, means “personally identifying information” as such term is used in subdivision ten of
section three thousand twelve-c of this chapter. 3 Information about other state and federal laws that protect student data such as the Children's Online Privacy
Protection Act, the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment, and NY’s Personal Privacy Protection Law can be found
at http://www.nysed.gov/student-data-privacy/federal-laws-protect-student-data.
 
 Parents, eligible students (students who are at least 18 years of age or attending a postsecondary institution at any age), principals, teachers, and employees of an educational agency may file a complaint about a possible breach or improper disclosure of student data and/or protected teacher or principal data. This complaint form is submitted to Karen Soanes, Ed.D. Director of Instructional Technology and Andrew Doell, Superintendent of Bloomfield Central School District.
 
 
 
Parents have the right to know which vendors the district is using that contains student data.  To receive a list of software and website vendors please contact Karen Soanes, Director of Instructional Technology.  For safety and security measures, we do not post this information publically.