Data Privacy and Security

Protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Personally Identifiable Information is a valued attribute that is key to an individual’s online and offline identity. This attribute could be used to view records that should be protected from unauthorized disclosure. Sharon Springs CSD is committed to protecting and securing student PII from unauthorized disclosure. We strive to strike a balance between securing student data, using technology to improve student learning, and our legal obligations that pertain to state data reporting.

This page has been created to make it easier, for parents, teachers, and all stakeholders to quickly and easily get information about what our district is doing as it relates to protecting student data.


Data Security and Privacy

Technology is an integral part of the teaching and learning experience at Sharon Springs CSD. Online Teaching in and out of School is an Increasing commodity that comes with risks and concerns related to our Student and Staff Data Privacy. Sharon Springs CSD has the responsibility to ensure that our Student and Staff data is protected while using any online digital resources. The Sharon Springs CSD is providing the following information and resources for our parents, teachers and the community. This information will help give our parents, teachers, and community members a better understanding about what student data, how it is collected and the laws that the district adheres to in order to protect student data and privacy.

Education Law 2-D Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

Parent and Staff Information

New York State Data Privacy and Security

  • Ed Law 2D  – Education Law § 2-d went into effect in April 2014.  The focus of the statute was to foster privacy and security of personally identifiable information (PII) of students and certain PII related to classroom teachers and principals.
  • Part 121 Amendment to Ed Law 2D – Although the proposed regulations largely restate the requirements of Education Law § 2-d, there are new elements, including the adoption by the New York State Education Department of a data security and privacy standard, as was required by the statute.  The Department will adopt the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Version 1.1 (CSF or Framework)



  • Sharon Springs Central School District Policies and Guidelines for Student Data and Security
    • Acceptable Use Policy  (update)
    • Student Education Records Information (update)
    • If you have any questions or concerns regarding Data Privacy and Security, please contact 

COPPA Compliance Consent Form  (update)


Sharon Springs Central School Data Privacy Vendor, Contract, and Privacy Policy

Sharon Springs Data Breach\ Incident Reporting Form