Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

The Fayetteville-Manlius 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 regulations, 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 purposes.

Parents 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.

A complete list of all student data elements collected by the state will be available for public review both online and via regular mail from the New York State Department of Education (SED). The website and mailing address will be listed here when the information is made available by SED.

Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints should be directed in writing to:
Mary Coughlin, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
Fayetteville-Manlius School District 
8199 E. Seneca Turnpike
Manlius, NY 13104 

And to: 

Chief Privacy Officer
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

This bill of rights is subject to change based on regulations of the commissioner of education and the SED chief privacy officer. Changes/additions are also anticipated as SED releases further guidance documents.  

If you would like more information, please contact F-M’s Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Mary Coughlin. 

More information is also available on the following websites:

The links in the area will let you leave the Fayetteville-Manlius School District site. The linked sites are not under control of the District and the District is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The District is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement nor responsibility by the District of the content of the site.