NYSED ED LAW 2-D VIDEO

ED LAW 2-D INFORMATION

DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY

FEDERAL LAWS THAT PROTECT STUDENTS DATA AND RIGHTS

  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is the foundational federal law on the privacy of students’ educational records. FERPA safeguards student privacy by limiting who may access student records, specifying for what purpose they may access those records and detailing the rules that must be followed when accessing student data.

    MSD BOE Policy 5500: Notification of Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act - Student Records

    FERPA Annual Notification


    The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) defines the rules states and school districts must follow when administering tools like surveys, analysis, and evaluations funded by the US Department of Education to students. It requires parental approval to administer many such tools and ensures that school districts have policies in place regarding how the data collected through these tools can be used.

    MSD BOE Policy 5550: Student Privacy

    PPRA Annual Notification


     FERPA gives school districts the option of designating certain categories of student information as directory information. This information may be released by the district to third-parties, such as companies that manufacture class rings and/or publish yearbooks, without prior authorization or consent for each individual request. 

    Parent(s)/guardian(s) and eligible students who DO NOT consent to have directory information released must complete the form below and return it to the Building Principal.  The form contains specific information as to what the Massapequa School District designates as directory information and types of district publications that include directory information.

    Witholding Consent for the Release of Directory Information