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Data Privacy/Annual Notifications

The New York State Education Department is committed to promoting sound information practices and policies that will strengthen data privacy and security at state educational agencies, empower parents with information, and advance efficient and effective school operations. Ed Law 2-d contains details on this.

In accordance with New York State Education Law Section 2-d, the Red Hook Central School District provides the following Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security, which is applicable to all students and their parents and legal guardians.

  1. A student's personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial purposes;
  2. In accordance with FERPA and Section 2-d of the New York State Education Law, parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child's education record;
  3. 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;
  4. A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State is available for public review at or by writing to the Chief Privacy Officer, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12234, email to The complaint process is under development and will be established through regulations to be proposed by NYSED’s Chief Privacy Officer, who has not yet been appointed.
  5. Parents have the right to submit complaints about possible breaches of student data.  Any such complaint must be submitted, in writing, to: Dr. Janet Warden, Red Hook Central School District, 9 Mill Road, Red Hook, NY  12571, (845) 758-2241 ext. 55100

Disclosure of Information to Third Party Contractors

In addition to the Parent’s Bill of Rights, Education Law §2-d also imposes obligations with respect to a school district’s disclosure of student information to third party contractors, consultants or vendors.  Specifically, the law requires that contracts between school districts and third party contractors/consultants/vendors include a data security and privacy plan that outlines how all state, Federal, and local data security and privacy contract requirements will be implemented over the life of the contract, consistent with the educational agency’s policy on data security and privacy.  Such plan shall include, but not be limited to, a signed copy of the parents bill of rights and a requirement that any officers and employees of the contractor, including any assignees, who have access to student data or teacher or principal data have received or will receive training on the federal and state law governing confidentiality of such data prior to receiving access.

The Red Hook Central School District has policies and practices in place in accordance with the expectations of NYSED Ed Law 2-d.

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Annual Notifications

The links below contain information about the annual notifications school districts are required to make public to inform parents/guardians, students and staff of their rights. 

Acceptable Use Policy 2391

Comprehensive Attendance Policy 7111

Code of Conduct 5300

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace 6121

Sexual Harassment of Students 7551

Social Media and Digital Communication Policy for Staff 2392

Personal Smart Device Policy 7312