• Parent's Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

     

     The Seaford 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 (DOE) regulations (Education Law §2-d), the district is providing the following Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security:   

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

    •   Parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child’s education record, including any student data maintained by the Seaford School District . This right of inspection of records is consistent with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Under the adopted regulations (Education Law §2-d), the rights of inspection are extended to include data, meaning parents have the right to inspect or receive copies of any data in their child’s educational record. The New York State Education Department (SED) will develop further policies and procedures related to these rights in the future. 

    •   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. 

    A complete list of all student data elements collected by the state is available for public review in an Excel file at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/sirs/documentation/NYSEDstudentData.xlsx. Parents may also obtain a copy of this list by writing to:

    Office of Information & Reporting Services
    New York State Education Department
    State Education Department - Room 675 EBA
    Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234
    Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints should be directed to: 
     
     
    Superintendent of Schools
    1600 Washington Avenue
    Seaford, NY 11783 
     
     
    Complaints to SED should be directed to: 
    Benny Thottam 
    Chief Information Officer
    State Education Department - Room 675 EBA
    Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234
     
    E-mail address is infosec@nysed.gov
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