NEWS AND EVENTS
Parent’s Bill Of Rights For Data Privacy And Security

Pursuant to New York State Education Law §2-d, parents, legal guardians and persons in parental relation to a student are entitled to certain rights with regard to their child’s personally identifiable information (PII), as defined by Education Law §2-d. This document contains a plain English summary of such rights.

Maryhaven Center of Hope is committed to protecting the privacy and security of each and every student’s data. Parents should be aware of the following rights they have concerning their child’s data.

  1. A student’s personally identifiable information (PII) cannot be sold or released for any commercial purposes.

  2. Parents have the right to inspect and review the contents of their child’s educational records maintained by Maryhaven Center of Hope. Parents must make a request in writing to the building principal and verify his/her identity. A school administrator must be present when a student’s educational records are reviewed. .

  3. State and Federal Laws protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable student information (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 New York State is available for review at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/sirs/documentation/NYSEDstudentData.xlsx.
    The list may also be made available by writing to:
    Office of Information & Reporting Services
    New York State Education Department
    Room 863 EBA,
    89 Washington Ave.
    Albany, NY 12234


  5. Parents have the right to question possible breaches of student data. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Building Principal, Director of Clinical Services, or NYSED.
    Ingrid Jeannis – Desire
    Principal
    Maryhaven Center of Hope
    450 Myrtle Ave.
    Port Jefferson, NY 11777
    OR
    New York State Education Department
    Chief Privacy Officer
    89 Washington Ave.
    Albany, NY 12234
    Email: CPO@mail.nysed.gov204412


Additional Resources:
NYS Education Department, Parent’s Bill of Rights Information: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/docs/parents-bill-of-rights.pdf
US Department of Education, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
US Department of Education, FERPA, Part 99 :http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/pdf/ferparegs.pdf