Bill of Rights & Contracts with PII

Data Security and Privacy

Below please find resources available regarding the data security and privacy measures taken by the Comsewogue School District. 

Technology is an integral part of the teaching and learning experience in the Comsewogue School District. The ever-increasing availability of online teaching and learning resources comes with inherent risks and concerns regarding student data, privacy and student work. We as a district have a responsibility to ensure that student's data and privacy is adequately protected while using any online digital resource for school work. The Comsewogue School District is providing the following information/resources for parents, teachers, and the community so that they can better understand what student data is, how student data is collected and used and the laws and practices that the district adheres to in order to protect student data and privacy. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding data privacy and security, please contact:

Jennifer Polychronakos, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Data Protection Officer (DPO)
Phone: 631-474-8200

Parent and Staff Information

The Comsewogue School District oversees a wide range of information about students. The district manages personally identifiable information (PII) about students in accordance with the federal laws known as FERPA and COPPA. More information regarding federal and state laws, district policies and guidelines that address technology use and student data privacy are listed below.

New York State Data Privacy & Security

  • NYSED Memo Regarding Data Security and Privacy (October 28, 2020)

  • NYSED Data Security and Privacy Policy

  • EdLaw 2D - Education Law § 2-D went into effect in April 2014. The focus of the statute was to foster privacy and security of personally identifiable information (PII) of students and certain PII related to classroom teachers and principals.

  • Part 121 Amendment to Ed Law 2D - Although the proposed regulations largely restate the requirements of Education Law § 2-d, there are new elements, including the adoption by the New York State Education Department of a data security and privacy standard, as was required by the statute. The Department will adopt the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Version 1.1 (CSF or Framework).

Applicable Federal and State Laws that Impact Technology Use and Student Privacy

Comsewogue School District Policies and Guidelines for Student Data and Security

All Board Policies can be accessed through BoardDocs. The following policies pertain to Student Data and Security, but are not limited to:

  • Policy 4510 - Computer Resources Acceptable Use Policy

  • Policy 4511R - Computer Use in Instruction Regulation

  • Policy 4512 - Internet Safety

  • Policy 7240 - Student Records Regulation

  • Policy 8371 - Information and Data Privacy, Security Breach and Notification

  • Policy 8372R - Information and Data Privacy, Security Breach and Notification Regulation

Third Party EdLaw 2D Privacy Agreement

Public Portal for Data Privacy Agreements

Comsewogue School District has listed the status of the following third party vendors at the link below. In the event that Comsewogue has a contract with ESBOCES, they manage and maintain the third party vendor contract and hold the vendor accountable for data privacy.

ClassLink Public Portal for Status of Data Privacy Agreements.

Additional Resources