Data Privacy & Security
Student Data Privacy
Statement of Policy 5676 - Privacy and Security For Student Data and Teacher and Principal Data/Parents Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security
The NYSSB/NYSSD are committed to maintaining the privacy and security of student data and teacher and administrator data and will follow all applicable laws and regulations for the handling and storage of this data in the NYSSB/NYSSD and when disclosing or releasing it to others, including, but not limited to, third-party contractors.
The NYSSB/NYSSD adopts this policy to implement the requirements of Education Law Section 2-d and its implementing regulations, as well as to align the NYSSB/NYSSD's data privacy and security practices with the National Institute for Standards and Technology Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (Version 1.1). With regard to personnel and business practices, this procedure is intended to supplement current policy/procedures regarding PII.
Data Protection Officer
Carrie A. Davenport
Data Protection Officer
(716) 988 3293 x3428
Pine Valley CSD
Board of Education
The District values the protection of private information of individuals in accordance with applicable law, regulations, and best practice.
This plan outlines the Pine Valley CSD's policy regarding Data Privacy.
Click the link below to read the policy.
Privacy Breach Incident Form
Parents, eligible students (students who are at least 18 years of age or attending a post-secondary institution at any age), principals, teachers, and employees of an educational agency may file a complaint about a possible breach or improper disclosure of student data and/or protected teacher or principal data.
Please use this form if you feel that there has been a breach of your child's PII through Pine Valley CSD, and provide as much information as possible. If you are a district teacher or principal and feel that PII related to APPR information has been breached, please also fill out the form attached. Once we acknowledge receipt, an investigation will commence and Pine Valley CSD will take the necessary precautions to protect PII.
Findings will be provided to the individual who filed the complaint no more than 60 calendar days from receipt. The district will keep the records of all complaints according to NYS requirements for record retention.
District Software & Supplemental Information
We are compiling the following information about each agreement between Pine Valley Central School District and an outside party that receives protected student data, or protected principal or teacher data, from the district: (1) the exclusive purposes for which the data will be used, (2) how the contractor will ensure that any subcontractors it uses will abide by data protection and security requirements, (3) when the contract expires and what happens to the data at that time, (4) if and how an affected party can challenge the accuracy of the data, (5) where the data will be stored, and (6) the security protections taken to ensure the data will be protected, including whether the data will be encrypted. The link below will take you to that information for the listed agreements. We will be updating this list as we gather additional information.