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Parents Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

It is the North Syracuse Central School District’s responsibility to adopt appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards and controls to protect and maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of its data, data systems and information technology resources.  All stakeholders, including students, teachers and administrators should be aware of their rights and expect their data to be kept private and confidential. 
 
The District is committed to protecting the privacy and security of data and in accord with New York Education Law Section 2-d, parents and eligible students can expect the following:
 
Parents Bill of Rights
 
 
Supplemental Information Regarding Third Party Contractors
 
Any and all contracts between the North Syracuse Central School District and third-party contractors, under which a contractor will receive student data or principal or teacher data, shall include provisions requiring that the contractor maintain the confidentiality of shared student data or teacher or principal data in accordance with law, regulation and District policy. 
 
In addition, the District will ensure that the contract or written agreement with a third party contractor includes a signed copy of the Parents Bill of Rights and the contractor’s privacy and security plan, in compliance with Part 121 of the Commissioner’s regulations.
 
Parent Complaints
 
Any parent, eligible student, teacher or principal or eligible staff may file a complaint with the District regarding a breach or unauthorized release of student data and/or teacher or principal data by filing a written complaint with the District’s Data Protection Officer.
 
For more information regarding the District’s policy regarding data security, please see the complete Board of Education Policy 4202.3.
 
Questions regarding data privacy and security may be directed to the Data Protection Officer:
 
Christopher R. Leahey, Ed.D.
Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning
cleahey@nscsd.org
315-218-2124