FERPA, Protection of Student Privacy

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Elmira City School District is committed to practices and policies that protect student privacy. 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 what rules they have to follow when accessing the data. 

FERPA Annual Notification

This is to advise parents and legal guardians of their rights with respect to student records pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of student records. The law gives parents/guardians and students over 18 years of age (referred to in the law as 'eligible students'). FERPA Annual Notification

Parent's Bill of Rights

ECSD Parent’s Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

Elmira's Directory Information Policy and Notice to Parents/Guardians

Public Notice of Student Directory Information 
Policy #7242: Student Directory Information Policy

Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer for the district is Jake Sheehan, Director of Administration. Questions, concerns, or complaints about data security should be directed to [email protected].

Data Security and Privacy Policy

Policy #5676: Privacy and Security for Student Data and Teacher and Principal Data Policy

For read through the NYSED's webpage on FERPA and frequently asked questions, click here.