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New York State Education Law gives you the right to information about how the Washingtonville Central School District is safeguarding student and staff data.

  • Read the Bill of Rights (Parents’ Bill of Rights) BELOW.
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  • Review our Data Security and Privacy Policy by clicking the link found HERE.

If at any time the district learns that student and/or teacher/principal data has been compromised, parents and guardians will be notified, and the data breach will be reported to the state Education Department. Parents who have concerns or complaints about data privacy or security may file a complaint by contacting  Joe Catania, Data Protection Officer at 52 West Main Street, Washingtonville NY, 10992 or via email at dataprivacy@wcsdk12.org.

PARENTS BILL OF RIGHTS FOR DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY

The Washingtonville Central School District is committed to ensuring student privacy in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and district policies. To this end and pursuant to U.S. Department of Education (DOE) regulations (Education Law §2-d), the district is providing the following Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security:

  • A student’s personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial or marketing purposes.
  • Parents/guardians have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child’s education record, including any student data maintained by the Washingtonville Central School District.
  • 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.
  • A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State is available for public review at http://www.nysed.gov/data-privacy-security/student-data-inventory
  • Parents/guardians may also obtain a copy of this list by writing to the Office of Information and Reporting Services, New York State Education Department, Room 863 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234.
  • Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints should be directed to Joseph Catania, Director of Data Management and Technology,in writing at Washingtonville Central School District, 52 West Main Street, Washingtonville, N.Y.10992, dataprivacy@wcsdk12.org.