Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

State and Federal laws protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information and safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices, including but not limited to, encryption, firewalls and password protection, to be in place when data is stored or transferred.

Questar III has adopted various policies to help ensure that personally identifiable information (“PII”) of students and staff is protected, that parents/guardians and eligible students have access to their student records for inspection and review; and processes to identify and correct possible breaches of data security.

Questar III Board policies are at https://www.questar.org/about_us/board_policies

Parents are directed to the following particular policies relating to data privacy and security relating to student records and PII. These policies are:

  • 3-106 Student Records Policy
  • 7-120 Data Classification and Management Policy
  • 7-211 Information Security, Breach and Notification Policy

Parents/guardians and eligible students have the right to review their student records, including student data maintained by Questar III for the student, in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and Policy 3-106. Inquiries regarding access to student records should be made to the building principal or program administrator.

A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State is available for public review at the NYS Education Department or by writing to the Chief Privacy Officer at the NYS Education Department. A student’s PII cannot be sold or released by Questar III for any commercial purposes.

Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints should be directed to:

Questar III District Superintendent
10 Empire State Boulevard
Castleton, New York 12033
518-477-8771

This bill of rights is subject to change based upon regulations of the Commissioner of Education and the NYSED Chief Privacy Officer.

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