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Parents' Rights

In order to conduct a successful education program, the District receives, creates, stores, and transfers information about students, teachers, and principals that is protected by state and federal law. The District takes active steps to protect the confidentiality of protected information in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws. The District expects all District officers, employees, and partners to maintain the confidentiality of protected information in accordance with state and federal law and all applicable Board Policies.

Parents’ rights with regard to the disclosure and utilization of their child’s information are identified primarily in the following statutes:

  • Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which can be viewed HERE
  • New York State Education Law Section 2-d (NYS Ed Law 2-d), which can be viewed HERE and its associated NYSED Part 121 Regulations, which can be viewed HERE

Frankfort-Schuyler Central School is required to annually notify parents of their rights under FERPA; that information can be found in our FERPA Notification Policy HERE. Under FERPA, the District may identify certain data elements as Directory Information, which may be disclosed without obtaining prior parental consent. Parents are provided with the opportunity to opt out of certain Directory Information disclosures by filling out the form HERE. The data identified as Directory Information by our District is:

  • student’s name
  • address
  • telephone number
  • email address
  • date and place of birth
  • name of the student’s parents
  • student’s home school district
  • student’s class designation
  • participation in extracurricular activities
  • dates of attendance
  • student’s achievement awards and honors
  • most recent previous educational agency attended by the student
  • photographs
  • audio recordings
  • video images of students (with or without sound) engaged in routine activities

Additional FERPA Form Links: Inspection of Student Records, Correction of Student Records.

NYS Ed Law 2-d requires educational agencies to adopt and share with parents their rights under the law, otherwise known as the Parents’ Bill of Rights, which can be viewed HERE.

Student Privacy FERPA Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) affords parents or “eligible students” (students who are over 18 years of age or enter a postsecondary educational institution) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records