Parents Bill of Rights-Data Privacy-FERPA
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Parents Bill of Rights Data Privacy Updated 1/20/23
Marcus Whitman Central School District
4100 Baldwin Road
Rushville, NY 14544
Supplemental Information Regarding Third-Party Contractors
District is safeguarding student and staff data.
Student Privacy Pledge
New York State Education Department Parents Bill of Rights
Education Law 2-D
NYSED: Data Privacy FAQs
U.S. Department of Education press release: Guidance for Schools Issued on How to Keep Parents Better Informed on the Data They Collect on Students
Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC): newly established one-stop resource for education stakeholders to learn about data privacy.
Marcus Whitman Central School District is excited to celebrate the learning and accomplishments of Marcus Whitman students. In order to do so, the District frequently posts on social media and the Internet. These posts may include certain pieces of student information, including, but not limited to, student names, honors and awards received, non-graded student work, student photographs, and video and/or voice recordings. In addition, the District may also release this information to local media or publish it in other District-approved publications, at school or public functions, and in the school yearbook. If published, a student’s name or photo will appear with a clear school-related
Use of Personal Information
We do not collect any personal information unless you voluntarily provide it by sending us e-mail, participating in a survey, or completing an on-line form. Personal information submitted will not be transferred to any non-affiliated third parties unless otherwise stated at the time of collection. When a user submits personally identifiable information it is used only for the purpose stated at the time of collection.
Where consent for the use and disclosure of personal information is required, the school will seek consent from the appropriate person. In the case of a student’s personal information, the school will seek the consent from the student and/ or parent depending on the circumstances and the student’s mental ability and maturity to understand the consequences of the proposed use and disclosure.
The District has the option under FERPA of designing certain categories of student information as “directory information”. The Board directs that “directory information” include a student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major course of study, participation in school activities or sports, weight and height if a member of an athletic team, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, most recent school attended, class schedule, photograph, e-mail address and class roster.
Once proper FERPA notification is given by the district, a parent/guardian or eligible student will have 14 days to notify the district of any objections they have to any of the “directory information” designations. If no objection is received, the district may release this information without prior approval of the parent/guardian or eligible student for release.
Hotlines / Líneas de Ayuda
- Report Child Abuse & Neglect /
Abuso y Negligencia de Niños y Jóvenes
- Abandoned Infant / Infante Abandonado
- Domestic Violence / Violencia Doméstica
- Justice Center HOTLINE/Centro de Justicia: