Parent's Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy & Security

In accordance with New York State Education Law Section 2-d, the Binghamton City School District hereby sets forth the following Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security, which is applicable to all students and their parents (legal guardians).

1. A student’s personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial purposes.

2. In accordance with FERPA, Section 2-d and Board Policy 8200 Student Records, parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child’s education record;

3. The District has the following safeguards in place to protect student date, including personally identifiable information stored or transferred by the District.

a. All databases that have student information are protected by a secure password and login. These logins are monitored and kept up to date.

b. Student information is only accessible by those who are deemed warranted of having the information.

4. New York State, through the New York State Education Department, collects a number of student data elements for authorized uses. A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State is available for public review at NYS Education Department

5. Parents have the right to submit complaints about possible preaches of student data. Any such complaint must be submitted in writing to:

Erin Thompson-Miller, Director of Educational Technology
Binghamton City School District
164 Hawley Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
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