Data Privacy & Security
Technology is an integral part of the teaching and learning experience in the Shoreham-Wading River Central School District. The ever-increasing availability of online teaching and learning resources comes with inherent risks and concerns regarding student data, privacy and student work. We as a district have a responsibility to ensure that student’s data and privacy is adequately protected while using any online digital resource for school work. The Shoreham-Wading River Central School District is providing the following information/resources for parents, teachers, and the community so that they can better understand what student data is, how student data is collected and used and the laws and practices that the district adheres to in order to protect student data and privacy.
New York State Education Law § 2-D
New York State Education Law § 2-d went into effect in April 2014. The law focused on the privacy and security of personally identifiable information (PII) of students, classroom teachers, and principals.
New regulations reiterate that education agencies must publish a parent’s bill of rights for data privacy and security as required by the current Education Law 2-d. In addition, the parent’s bill of rights must be included with every contract with a third-party contractor that receives PII.