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Data Privacy

Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

The Marcellus Central School District is committed to ensuring student privacy in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and district policies. To this end, in accordance with the requirements of a new Section 2-d that was added to the New York Education Law in 2014, the Marcellus Central School District provides the following Parents’ Bill of Rights with respect to maintaining the privacy and security of student data.

  • 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. To this end, the district has implemented the following safeguards to protect personally identifiable information about students, which is stored or transferred by the district, against unauthorized disclosure.
    • All databases that have student information are protected by a secure password and login. Logins are monitored, and passwords are kept up-to-date.
  • A complete list of all student data elements collected by the state will be available for public review both online and via regular mail, upon written request, when this list is provided by New York state. In the meantime, information regarding data elements collected by the New York State Education Department (SED) is available online at:
  • Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints should be directed to:
    • Superintendent of Schools, Jean Sharlow
      Marcellus Central School District
      2 Reed Parkway
      Marcellus, NY 13108
    • Chief Privacy Officer
      New York State Education Department
      89 Washington Ave. 
      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 when SED releases further guidance documents. 

More information is also available on the following websites: