Parent's Bill of Rights
Parents Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security
(Education Law Section 2-d, effective July 29, 2014)
- A student’s personally identifiable information (PII) cannot be sold or released for any commercial purposes. PII may only be shared for educational purposes.
- Parents shall have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child’s education record.
- 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.
- Proper authorization will be obtained before PII is released.
- A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State is available for public review at NYSED or by writing to the Chief Privacy Officer at NYSED.
- Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints should be directed to the Superintendent of Schools in the District. Suspected breaches may also be reported to the Chief Privacy Officer at NYSED using this link.
This bill of rights is subject to change based on regulations of the commissioner of education and the NYSED chief privacy officer.
Title I Parent Right To Know : 2017–18
According to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, schools are required to ensure that teachers in core academic subjects are highly qualified to teach in their assignment area. Parents also have the right to request other information regarding the qualifications of their child’s teachers, such as:
- Whether a teacher has New York State certification for the grade levels and subjects he or she is teaching;
- The teacher’s baccalaureate degree major and any other certifications or degrees; and
- Whether their child receives services from paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
- More information on parents’ right-to-know can be found by clicking here.
Parents can obtain this information by contacting their child's principal.