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Data Policy

Westminster Community Charter School is committed to providing your student with the most effective web-based tools and applications for learning. New York State Education Law Section 2D along with The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requires parental notification and consent for student use of district approved online resources for instructional purposes. The law permits schools to act as the parent’s agent and can consent to the collection of student information on the parent’s behalf with parent permission.

NYS Education Department Data Privacy Page

NYS Ed Law 2-d

Westminster Community Charter School maintains Policies and Regulations regarding student data and can be found using the links provided:


If WCCS’ officials determine that there has been a breach of student and/or teacher/principal data, parents and guardians will be notified, and a report will be sent to the New York State Education Department.


Parents, guardians, and others who wish to file a complaint may complete this form regarding a possible breach or improper disclosure of data.

Complaint Regarding a Potential Breach or Unauthorized Release of PII


Below are additional Education Law 2D documents.  For questions or concerns about data privacy or security, please contact the Data Protection Officer, Teresa Gerchman, Principal,


WCCS will not disclose any information from a student’s permanent records except as authorized pursuant to The Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), or in response to a subpoena, as required by law.  The parent(s) or guardian(s) of a student under 18 years of age, or a student 18 years of age or older, is entitled to access the student’s school records by submitting a written request to the Principal or designee.

Questions about school policies in connection with family rights and privacy laws can be addressed to the Data Protection Office, Teresa Gerchman,