Student Data Privacy and FERPA

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. The data identified as Directory Information by our BOCES is:

  • student’s name
  • address
  • telephone number
  • email address
  • date and place of birth
  • name of the student’s parents
  • student’s home school district
  • student’s class designation
  • participation in extracurricular activities
  • dates of attendance
  • student’s achievement awards and honors
  • most recent previous educational agency attended by the student
  • photographs
  • audio recordings
  • video images of students (with or without sound) engaged in routine activities
FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students." Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school. 
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Other FERPA Links



Any Questions please contact:
Michael P. Sales
Data Protection Officer
120 Roberts Street
Canastota, New York 13032
Office: (315) 697-6310