Report an Improper Disclosure

  • If a parent/guardian, eligible student, classroom teacher, building principal or other District employee believes or has evidence that student or classroom teacher/building principal PII has been breached or released without authorization, they must submit a complaint in writing to the District. 

    Complaints shall generally be received by the Data Protection Officer Dr. Paul J. Padalino, 845-943-3003,, 21 Wynkoop Place, Kingston, NY 12401. If a complaint is received by another District employee, such employee must immediately notify the Data Protection Officer.

    This complaint process will be communicated to parents, eligible students, classroom teachers, building principals, and other District employees. The District will promptly acknowledge receipt of written complaints, commence an investigation, and take the necessary precautions to protect PII. Following its investigation of the complaint, the District will provide the complainant with its findings within a reasonable period of time, generally no more than 60 calendar days from the date of receipt of the complaint. If the District requires additional time, or if the response may compromise security or impede a law enforcement investigation, the District will provide the individual who filed a complaint with a written explanation that includes the approximate date when the District will respond to the complaint. 

    The District will maintain a record of all complaints of breaches or unauthorized releases of student data and their disposition in accordance with applicable data retention policies, including the Retention and Disposition Schedule for New York Local Government Records (LGS-1). More details can be found in Policy 8635.