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New York State Education Law 2-d Information

Information regarding New York State Education Law 2-d may be found below:

Ed Law 2-d

Part 121 of the Regulations

NYSED Data Privacy & Security

Ed Law 2-d Definitions

Federal Laws that Protect Student Data

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) - 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.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) - COPPA imposes certain requirements on operators of websites, games, mobile apps or online services directed to children under 13 years of age, and on operators of other websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information online from a child under 13 years of age.

Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) - PPRA defines the rules states and school districts must follow when administering tools like surveys, analysis, and evaluations funded by the US Department of Education to students. It requires parental approval to administer many such tools and ensures that school districts have policies in place regarding how the data collected through these tools can be used.

Parent and Student Information

NYSED Fact Sheet for Parents

Smithtown Parents Bill of Rights

To submit questions, concerns or compalints about potential breaches of student data, please contact Dr. Kevin Simmons ( or Mr. John Nolan (

Data Privacy and Information Technology Policies

Policy 4526 - Acceptable Use of Information Technology

Policy 4526.1 - Internet Safety

Policy 4527 - Social Networking Sites

Policy 4528 - Acceptable Use - Remote Learning

Policy 5500 - Student Records

Policy 8625 - Privacy and Security for Student, Teacher and Principal Data

Policy 8630 - Computer Resources and Data Management

Policy 8635 - Information Security Breach Notification