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Data Privacy & Security

The Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District is committed to promoting sound information practices and policies that will strengthen data privacy and security in our school district, empower parents with information, and advance efficient and effective school operations.  

Parent's Bill of Rights

The purpose of the Parents’ Bill of Rights is to inform parents (which also includes legal guardians or persons in parental relation to a student, but generally not the parents of a student who is age eighteen or over) of the legal requirements regarding privacy, security and use of student data. In addition to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Education Law §2-d provides important protections for student data, and remedies for breaches of the responsibility to maintain the security and confidentiality of such data.

►Parents Bill of Rights and Supplemental Information for Vendors
►Acceptable Use Policy

Additional Resources & Links

The district's Data Security and Privacy Policy can be located on BoardDocs.  To navigate to BoardDocs: please hover over "Board of Education" from the menu at the top of this page and then select "Board Info" from the dropdown list.  All policies, including Data Security and Privacy Policy, are located within the "Policy" tab that is in the top right corner of the BoardDocs website.  The policy tab in BoardDocs is searchable to make locating information easier.  

►New York State Education Law 2-d
Notification of Rights under FERPA
►Protection of Pupils Rights Amendment (PPRA)
►Frequently Asked Questions on Data Privacy and Security

Complaint Form: Unauthorized Release/Data Security Incident Form
►Inventory of District Software Containing PII

If you have any additional questions or concerns, contact District Privacy Officer Dr. Lydia Schadler at (315) 548-6420 or

Additional Resources

►Midlakes Technology Agreement
►Data Privacy Parent Fact Sheet for Parents
►Tips for Parents on Raising Privacy-Savvy Kids