Parent's Bill of Rights

Parents’ Bill of Rights Regarding Data Privacy and Security

Parents and guardians of students attending school in the Brentwood Union Free School District are advised that they have the following rights with regard to student data:

  1. Student data will not be released or sold by the District for commercial purposes.
  2. A parent or guardian has the right to inspect and review the complete contents of his or her child’s education record.
  3. State and Federal law protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information. The District utilizes the following safeguards to protect personally identifiable information: 
    a. Password protection
    b. Encryption
    c. SSL certification for public web sites
    d. Firewall protection for all district servers.
  4. A list of all student data elements collected by New York State is contained in a spreadsheet for public review at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/vendors/ or by writing to: 

    Information & Reporting Services
    Room 863 EBA
    89 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12234
    Phone: (518) 474-7965
    FAX: (518) 474-4351 and (518) 402-5361
     
  5. Parents and guardians have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints should be addressed to:

    Candice Cheng
    Brentwood UFSD
    52 3rd Avenue Brentwood, NY 11717
    Phone: (631) 434-2308
    E-mail: ccheng@bufsd.org

This Bill of Rights will be included with every contract entered into by the District with an outside contractor if the contractor will receive student data or teacher or principal data. This Bill of Rights will be supplemented to include information about each contract that the District enters into with an outside contractor receiving confidential student data or teacher or principal data, including the exclusive purpose(s) for which the data will be used, how the contractor will ensure confidentiality and data protection and security requirements, the date of expiration of the contract and what happens to the data upon the expiration of the contract, if and how the accuracy of the data collected can be challenged, where the data will be stored and the security protections that will be taken.

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