Ed-Law 2-D Law Compliance

Protecting Student Privacy

The Summit School at Nyack takes seriously its obligations to secure data systems and protect the privacy of students. The School is committed to promoting sound information practices and policies that will strengthen data privacy and security.

Student Data

One of the most effective ways to improve teaching and learning is to collect and analyze data. It tells us if students are on track for graduation, college, and careers, or if they need additional help. It tells schools if their education programs are working. It helps state leaders make informed decisions based on facts, rather than anecdotes.

What is Ed-Law 2-D?

Information on Education Law § 2-d and Part 121 of the regulations of the Commissioner of Education can be found here:

Family Rights and Privacy (FERPA)

The Summit School at Nyack’s procedures for the confidentiality of student records are consistent with federal statutes, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Parents, those acting in a parental relationship, or eligible students of The Summit School at Nyack are hereby notified that you have the following rights in relation to student records under FERPA and Board of Education Policy 7241:

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Policy 7241

Student Photographs and Work

Photographs/videotapes of students and/or student work may be used occasionally in School and community publications. To opt out of this, you can select that option in the release form below.

Annual FERPA Notice

FERPA affords parents and students over 18 years of age (eligible students) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. These rights are:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the school receives a request for access.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.
  3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
  4. The right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the school district to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office,
US Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-5920