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Data Security & Privacy

Union-Endicott Central School District is committed to maintaining the security and privacy of student, teacher, and principal data protected by state and federal education law.

These include New York State Education Law 2-d ("Ed Law 2d") and Part 121 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, COPPA, PPRA, and FERPA.

The District has enrolled in the Data Security & Privacy Coordination Services provided by the South Central RIC to fulfill the requirements of Education Law 2-d and its implementing regulations, as well as to align the District's data security and privacy practices of the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework.


“Protected Data” means personally identifiable data of students from student education records as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), as well as teacher and Principal data regarding annual professional performance reviews made confidential under New York Education Law §3012-c and §3012-d.


  1. Publication: This policy shall be published on the District's website and notice of the policy provided to all officers and employees of the District.

  2. The District shall provide the data protection, as well as the protection of parent and eligible student's right sand rights to challenge the accuracy of such data required by FERPA (20 USC §1232g), IDEA (20 USC §1400 et. Seq.) and any implementing regulations.

  3. The District hereby adopts the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) in accordance with the Commissioner's Regulations.

  4. Every contract or other written agreement with a third-party contractor under which the third-party contractor will receive protected student data or teacher or principal data shall include a data security and privacy plan that outlines how all state, federal, and local data security and privacy contract requirements will be implemented over the life of the contract, consistent with this policy.

  5. Nothing contained in this policy or the District's Data Security and Privacy Plan shall be construed as creating a private right of action against the District.

  6. Every use and disclosure of personally identifiable information, as defined by FERPA, shall be for the benefit of students and the educational agency. Examples of such benefit are provided in implementing regulations.

  7. The District shall not sell or disclose for marketing or commercial purposes any Protected Data, or facilitate its use of disclosure by any other party for any marketing or commercial purpose, or permit another party to do so.

  8. The District shall take steps to minimize its collection, process, and transmission of Protected Data.

  9. Except as required by law, or in the case of enrollment data, the District shall not report to NYSED Juvenile Delinquency records, criminal records, medical health records, or student biometric information.

  10. All contracts with vendors that have access to Protected Data shall comply with NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

Education Law 2-d | 8 NYCRR Part 121 | Adopted 09/28/2020

Contact Us

Kimberly Kalem
1100 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760
Director of Technology & Information Management
Data Protection Officer

NYSED Chief Privacy Officer
89 Washington Avenue, EB 152
Albany, NY 12234
(518) 474-0937

Required Information

Education Law 2-d and Part 121 of the Commissioner of Education's Regulations require NYS educational agencies to publish certain information to their websites. Please note direct links to UECSD documents/pdfs are not posted because updates may result in broken/error links, which may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Data Privacy Inventory Tool (DPIT)

The software applications listed in the inventory below are compliant with the NYS Education Law-2-d, and are able to be used with the District. Use the search function in the inventory to find an application or service. If that application is listed in the inventory, the District has secured an Ed Law 2-d agreement and that tool may be used within the District.

To open the inventory in a new window, click here.

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