Both state and federal laws protect the confidentiality of information about your child that
identifies him or her. Such information is known as “personally identifiable information.” Under
New York state’s education law, if you are a parent or legal guardian of a child at a Community
Roots Charter School, you have the following rights regarding the privacy and security of your
child’s personally identifiable information and data:

• Your child’s personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any
commercial purposes.

• If your child is under age 18, you have the right to inspect and review the complete
contents of your child’s education records.

• Safeguards must be in place to protect your child’s personally identifiable data when
it is stored or transferred. These safeguards must meet industry standards and best
practices. Examples of such safeguards include encryption, firewalls, and password
• You have the right to make complaints about possible breaches of student data and
to have such complaints addressed.

Complaints to Community Roots Charter School should be directed in writing to:

Data Protection Officer
Community Roots Charter School
51 Saint Edwards Street, 3rd Floor,
Brooklyn, NY 11205