Education Law 2-D - Data Privacy

Data Protection Officer

DASA Reporting

There are a few ways to submit a DASA report/incident:

CCS DASA Contact - Mrs. Vicki Gardiner

New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function.

At least one employee in every school shall be designated as a DAC and thoroughly trained in methods to respond to human relations in the areas of race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practices, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.

Student TapApp Information

Anonymous Student Reporting Procedures

While school safety is greatly augmented by the variety of physical and technical procedures, policies, and measures presently underway, it should be remembered that true security and safety are achieved by implementing efforts that integrate a host of social learning through emotional positive behavior, mental health, academics and an environment that fosters comprehensive school safety in conjunction with personal involvement and accountability. While the School recognizes the responsibility placed upon its faculty and staff with the care of students, it is critical to recognize that everyone plays a vital role in school safety. Students, staff, parents, and the community are encouraged to be observant and let an adult know if they see or hear something that makes them feel uncomfortable, nervous, or frightened, especially if they hear threats of dangerous behavior. The TAP App Student program is designed for just such involvement focused primarily upon the student body.

You will need to get the code from the high school or elementary office. 

Annual FERPA Notice

FERPA affords parents and students over 18 years of age (eligible students) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. These rights are:

The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the school receives a request for access;

The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. Parents or eligible students should submit to the building principal a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be reviewed. Parents or eligible students who wish to ask the school to amend a record should write the building principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want to be changed, and specify why it should be changed. Suppose the school decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student. In that case, the school will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information in the student’s education records, except that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his/her professional responsibility.

The right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the school district to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is,

Family Policy
Compliance Office, US Department of
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW,
Washington, DC 20202-5920.

ESSER - ARP Documentation, Reports, Budgets

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