NYS Education Law 2D (Part 121)

Data Security

NYS Education Law 2D (Part 121) requires school districts to take certain steps and employ certain methods to protect our student's and staff data, as well as computing environment. For a comprehensive list of requirements and expectations, please visit: NYSED Data Privacy and Security Parents, eligible students (students who are at least 18 years of age or attending a post secondary institution at any age), principals, teachers, and employees of an educational agency may file a complaint about a possible breach or improper disclosure of student data and/or protected teacher or principal data.  If you believe an unauthorized disclosure has occurred, then please follow one of these options. 

Incidence Response and Notification

Submit a complaint to WCCS by filling out this WCCS Complaint Form

or Submit a complaint to NYSED by filling out this NYSED Complaint Form

Parents Bill of Rights

Data Privacy Standard

WCCS will utilize the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework v 1.1 (NIST CSF or Framework) as the standard for its Data Privacy and Security Program.

Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Officer for the WCCS District:

Teresa Gerchman, [email protected]

24 Westminster Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14215

Required Documents & Privacy Policies

Listed below are websites and/or software vendors WCCS currently utilizes. Of note, your child may or may not be using the programs below, or the programs listed may just contain or have access to student personally identifiable information (PII). Please contact your child's specific teacher for information about which programs/websites are being incorporated into your child's classroom. We will continue to update the list of Software and Websites in use. 

Click on the Privacy Policy or Agreement below for more details.  

Westminster Foundation Privacy Agreement

WCCS and eSchoolData through Erie 1 Boces

WCCS and SchoolMessenger through Erie 1 Boces

Playworks - Bill of Rights


IXL Privacy Policy


ScreenCastify Privacy Policy

Zoom Privacy Policy