Please take notice that special meetings of the Board of Education of the BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OF THE SOLE SUPERVISORY DISTRICT OF OTSEGO, DELAWARE, SCHOHARIE, AND GREENE COUNTIES, will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 and Wednesday, August 12, 2020.  The meetings will be held at the Otsego Area Occupational Center, 1914 County Route 35, Milford, NY 13807. The meetings will convene at 5:30 p.m.


Parent Bill of Rights


The Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES, in recognition of the risk of identity theft and unwarranted invasion of privacy, affirms its commitment to safeguarding student personally identifiable information (PII) in educational records from unauthorized access or disclosure in accordance with State and Federal law.  The Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES establishes the following parental bill of rights:

  •   Student PII will be collected and disclosed only as necessary to achieve 

educational purposes in accordance with State and Federal Law.

      •     A student's personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released 

for any marketing or commercial purposes by the BOCES or any a third

party contractor.  The BOCES will not sell student personally identifiable

information and will not release it for marketing or commercial purposes,

other than directory information released by the BOCES in accordance with

BOCES policy;    

      •     Parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their 

child's education record (for more information about how to exercise this 

right, see 5500-R);

      •     State and federal laws, such as NYS Education Law §2-d and the Family 

Educational Rights and Privacy Act, protect the confidentiality of students’ 

personally identifiable information.  Safeguards associated with industry

standards and best practices, including but not limited to, encryption,

firewalls, and password protection, must be in place when data is stored or


      •     A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State 

Education Department is available for public review at by writing to: Chief Privacy 

Officer, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue,

Albany, NY 12234

      •     Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches and 

unauthorized disclosures of student data addressed. Complaints should be

directed to Dr. Jennifer Avery, Deputy Superintendent and Data Privacy

Officer at 607-588-6291 ext. 2143,  [email protected] or at 2020 Jump

Brook Rd., Grand Gorge, NY 12434. Complaints can also be directed

to the New York State Education Department online at, by mail to the Chief Privacy Officer, 

New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY

12234 or by email to [email protected] or by telephone at 


      •     Parents have the right to be notified in accordance to applicable laws and 

regulations if a breach or unauthorized release of their student’s PII occurs. 

      •     Parents can expect that educational agency workers who handle PII will 

receive annual training on applicable federal and state laws, regulations,

educational agency’s policies and safeguards  which will be in alignment 

with industry standards and best practices to protect PII

      •     In the event that the BOCES engages a third party provider to deliver 

student educational services, the contractor or subcontractors will be

obligated to adhere to State and Federal Laws to safeguard student PII.

Parents can request information about third party contractors by

contacting  Dr. Jennifer Avery, Deputy Superintendent and Data Privacy

Officer at 607-588-6291 ext. 2143, [email protected] or at 2020 Jump

Brook Rd., Grand Gorge, NY 12434 or can access the information on

the BOCES website ( 


Student Handbook 2019-20 

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