Other Applicable Laws


In addition to FERPA and NYS Ed Law 2-d along with its associated Part 121 Regulations outlined in the Parents’ Rights section above, the following statutes also govern our activities with regard to student and other sensitive information protection:


Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) - PPRA defines the rules states and school districts must follow when administering tools like surveys, analysis, and evaluations funded by the US Department of Education to students. It requires parental approval to administer many such tools and ensures that school districts have policies in place regarding how the data collected through these tools can be used.


Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA)– COPPA imposes certain requirements on operators of websites, games, mobile apps or online services directed to children under 13 years of age, and on operators of other websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information online from a child under 13 years of age.


Office of Information Technology Services (NYS Technology Law)– NYS Technology Law establishes the Office of Information technology services to strategically manage the planning and development of technological resources statewide basis, in conjunction with state and local government agencies. NYS Technology Law also includes specific provisions for the use of biometric identifying technology in schools pending additional research by the NYS Education Department.