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Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

The Susquehanna Valley Central School District is committed to protecting the privacy and security of student, teacher, and principal data. In accordance with New York Education Law §2-d, the District wishes to inform the school community of the following:

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

2.   Parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their minor child’s education record.

3.   State and federal laws protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information, and safeguards consistent 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 the state is available for public review at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/data_collection.html, or by writing to the Office of Information & Reporting Services, New York State Education Department, Room 863 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234.

5.   Parents have the right to submit complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints regarding possible breaches by the District should be directed in writing or email to:
The Superintendent of Schools, Susquehanna Valley Central School District, 1040 Conklin Road, Conklin, New York 13748, kmullins@svsabers.org. Complaints regarding possible breaches by the New York State Education Department should be directed in writing or email to the Chief Privacy Officer, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234, CPO@mail.nysed.gov.

Parents may access the New York State Education Department’s Parents’ Bill of Rights at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/docs/parents-bill-of-rights.pdf.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION REGARDING CERTAIN THIRD PARTY CONTRACTORS

Upon the adoption and implementation of regulations from the New York State Education Department as currently contemplated by Education Law Section 2(3)(d) and 2d(5)(a-b):

If the District enters into a contract with a third party in which student, teacher, or principal data is shared with a third party, supplemental information for such contracts will be included as follows:

a.   The exclusive purposes for which the student, teacher or principal data will be used;

b.   How the third-party contractor will ensure that the subcontractors, persons and entities that the third-party contractor will share the student data or teacher or principal data with, if any, will comply with data protection and security requirements;

c.   The date the agreement expires and what happens to the student, teacher or principal data upon expiration of the agreement;

d.   If and how a parent, student, eligible student, teacher or principal may challenge the accuracy of the student, teacher or principal data that is collected; and

e.   A detailed explanation as to how and where the student, teacher or principal data will be stored and the security protections taken to ensure such data will be protected, including whether such data will be encrypted.

Susquehanna Valley Central School District - 1040 Conklin Rd. Conklin, New York 13748 - (607) 775-0170

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