Instructional Technology

HFCSD is committed to using technology to support learning in our school and homes by building a community of learners that extends beyond the physical spaces of our buildings.  Our role is to provide guidance, oversight and support to successfully integrate technology into all aspects of teaching and learning.

As outlined in The Instructional Technology Plan below, this plan has implications for shifting the educational system and preparing students with the necessary technological skills for higher ed and employment. Through these supports and resources, the district will continue to deepen teachers’ and administrators’ understandings of the uses of technology to support learning and achievement. Under this vision of technology being an integral component to how we teach and learn, the goals we have outlined as a committee are consistent with and fully support current research of the 14 critical elements necessary to effectively leverage technology for learning.

Instructional Technology Plan

Every three years, school districts are required to submit an Instructional Technology Plan.  This plan serves as a guiding document for the integration of technology throughout the district. The attached plan below outlines the three goals for the 2018-2021 plan. We encourage anyone interested in being part of this committee to contact us to learn more.

View the Instructional Technology Plan here.

Smart Schools Plan

The Smart Schools Investment Plan was approved by voters in a statewide referendum in November 2014. The vote authorized the issuance of $2 billion to finance improved educational technology and infrastructure. A total of $2,189,224 was allocated to HFCSD.

The purpose of the Smart Schools Bond Act is to improve learning opportunities for students. Learn more about Hudson Falls’ Smart Schools Plan (Overview) here. 

View Hudson Falls’ Smart Schools Technology Plan here.

If you have trouble accessing this file, please contact the Help Desk at 518-681-4357.

Parents’ Bill of Rights

PARENTS BILL OF RIGHTS FOR DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY

HFCSD is committed to protecting the privacy and security of student, teacher, and principal data.  In accordance with New York Education Law § 2-d, HFCSD wishes to inform the community of the following:

(1) A student’s personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial purposes.

(2) Parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child’s education record.

(3) State and federal laws protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information, and 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 transferred.

(4) A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State is available for public review at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/sirs/documentation/NYSEDstudentData.xlsx, or by writing to the Office of Information & Reporting Services, New York State Education Department, Room 863 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234.

(5) Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints should be directed in writing to the Chief Privacy Officer, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234. Complaints may also be directed to the Chief Privacy Officer via email at CPO@mail.nysed.gov.

APPENDIX
Supplemental Information Regarding Third-Party Contractors

In the course of complying with its obligations under the law and providing educational services, HFCSD has entered into agreements with certain third-party contractors. Pursuant to such agreements, third-party contractors may have access to “student data” and/or “teacher or principal data,” as those terms are defined by law.

Each contract HFCSD enters into with a third party contractor where the third party contractor receives student data or teacher or principal data will include the following information:

(1) the exclusive purposes for which the student data or teacher or principal data will be used;

(2) how the third party contractor will ensure that the subcontractors, persons or entities that the third-party contractor will share the student data or teacher or principal data with, if any, will abide by data protection and security requirements;

(3) when the agreement expires and what happens to the student data or teacher or principal data upon expiration of the agreement;

(4) if and how a parent, student, eligible student, teacher or principal may challenge the accuracy of the student data or teacher or principal data that is collected; and

(5) where the student data or teacher or principal data will be stored (described in such a manner as to protect data security), and the security protections taken to ensure such data will be protected, including whether such data will be encrypted.