Education Law 2-D


New York State Education Law Section 2-d, with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act protects student, teacher and principal data. The District is committed to maintaining the privacy and security of district Personally Identifiable Information (PII) (e.g. name, address, date of birth). We are dedicated to promoting the least intrusive data collection policies practicable that advance the goals of improving academic achievement, empowering parents with information and advancing efficient school operations while minimizing the collection and transmission of PII.

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

To learn more are these requirements, watch these two short videos about how Ed-Law 2-D impacts the classroom and the roles we all play in compliance.

Parents' Bill of Rights for data privacy and security

The Wells Central School District has adopted a Parent's Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security which is included in every contract with third-party contractors that involves the disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

Data Sharing Agreements

Complaints of Breach/Unauthorized Release of PII

Parents and eligible students have the right to file complaints about possible breaches or unauthorized release of a student, teacher, or principal Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

Family Rights and Privacy (FERPA) 

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

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:

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