Schodack CSD is committed to promoting sound information practices and policies that will strengthen data privacy and security in all educational activities, protecting students online, empowering parents with information, and advancing efficient and effective school operations.

The Board of Regents adopted Part 121 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education on January 13, 2020. These rules will implement Education Law Section 2-d and provide guidance to educational agencies and their third-party contractors on ways to strengthen data privacy and security to protect student data and annual professional performance review data. The Regulations were overseen by the Department’s Chief Privacy Officer, Temitope Akinyemi.

These Regulations govern the use of student Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in regard to third-party software vendors and platforms. Schodack CSD requires vendors to sign an agreement to ensure our students’ data privacy is secure as well as to be in compliance with our parents’ bill of rights.

Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints to the District should be directed to: Jim Yox, Data Protection Officer, Schodack CSD, 1477 South Schodack Rd, Castleton NY 12033,

Complaints can also be directed to the New York State Education Department by mail to the Chief Privacy Officer, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234 or by email at or by telephone at 518-474-0937