Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security
1. A student’s personally identifiable information (PII) cannot be sold or released by the
District/CiTi for any commercial or marketing purposes.
2. Parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child's education
record including any student data stored or maintained by the District/CiTi. This right of
inspection is consistent with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
(FERPA). In addition to the right of inspection of the educational record, Education Law §2‐d
provides a specific right for parents to inspect or receive copies of any data in the student’s
educational record. NYSED will develop policies and procedures pertaining to this right
sometime in the future.
3. State and federal laws protect the confidentiality of 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 the State is available for public review
at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/sirs/documentation/NYSEDstudentData.xlsx, or parents may
obtain a copy of this list by writing to the Office of Information & Reporting Services, New York
State Education Department, Room 863 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234.
5. Parents have the right to file complaints with the District/CiTi about possible privacy
breaches of student data by the District’s/CiTi’s third‐party contractors or their employees,
officers, or assignees, or with NYSED. Complaints regarding student data breaches should be
directed to Roseann Bayne, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Center for Instruction,
Technology & Innovation, 179 County Route 64, Mexico NY, 13114. Phone: 963‐4248 email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Complaints to NYSED should be directed in writing to the Chief
Privacy Officer, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany NY
12234, email to CPO@mail.nysed.gov. The complaint process is under development and will be
established through regulations to be proposed by NYSED’s Chief Privacy Officer, who has not
yet been appointed.