Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

Please be advised that the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES is providing the Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security as follows:

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 child’s education record. To do so, parents may contact Lori Tourville, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction at 518-483-6420 during business hours to make arrangements for the inspection and review;

3. 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;

4. A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State will be available for public review both online and via regular mail from the State Education Department. The website and mailing addresses will be listed here when they are made available; and http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/sirs/documentation/NYSEDstudentData.xlsx. The list may also be made available by writing to:

Office of Inforamtion & Reporting Services
New York State Education Department
Room 863 EBA
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

5. Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. N.Y. Education Law § 2-d(3)(b). Complaints may be directed to Lori Tourville, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction by calling 518-483-6420 during normal business hours or to the Chief Privacy Officer, NYSED, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY. 12234. e-mail: CPO@mail.nysed.gov