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Data Privacy and Security

Massena CSD is commited to ensuring the confidentiality of student data while enabling that information to be used appropriatley to improve student outcomes.   
 
This informational page is outlined to provid Massena CSD parents and families with information related to this subject matter in accordance with New York State Education Law 2D.
 
   
Data Protection Officer
 
Patrick H. Brady, Superintendent of Schools
pbrady@mcs.k12.ny.us  (3150 764-3700 ext. 3008
 
 
 
Data Privacy and Security Policy
 
 
 
The NYS Education Department's Education Law § 2-D Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security
 
Parent and eligible students can expect the following:
  1. A student’s personally identifiable information (PII) cannot be sold or released for any commercial
    purpose. PII, as defined by Education Law § 2-d and FERPA, includes direct identifiers such as a
    student’s name or identification number, parent’s name, or address; and indirect identifiers such as a
    student’s date of birth, which when linked to or combined with other information can be used todistinguish or trace a student’s identity. 
     
  2. The right to inspect and review the complete contents of the student’s education record
    stored or maintained by an educational agency.
     
  3. State and federal laws, 3 such as NYS Education Law §2-d and the Family Educational
    Rights and Privacy Act, that protect the confidentiality of a student’s PII, 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.
     
  4. A complete list of all student data elements collected by Massena Central School District
    is available for public review by writing to: Data Protection Officer, 84 Nightengale Ave,
    Massena, NY 13662.
     
  5. The right to have complaints about possible breaches and unauthorized disclosures of
    student data addressed. Complaints may be submitted by mail to: Data Protection
    Officer, 84 Nightengale Ave, Massena, NY 13662, by email to pbrady@mcs.k12.ny.us or
    by telephone at 315-764-3700 x3008.
     
  6. To be notified in accordance with applicable laws and regulations if a breach or
    unauthorized release of their student’s PII occurs.
     
  7. Educational agency workers that handle PII will receive training on applicable state and
    federal laws, policies, and safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices
    that protect PII.
     
  8. Educational agency contracts with vendors that receive PII will address statutory and
    regulatory data privacy and security requirements.
 
 
Data Privacy and Security Policy