RCS Cyber Security Q & A

To help keep our community informed, we have complied information regarding how the RCS school district handles cyber security.

Q: What measures does the RCS school district take to protect student and staff data? 

Q: What is Ed Law 2-D?

  • A: Ed Law 2-D provides guidance to educational agencies and their third-party contractors on ways to strengthen data privacy and security to protect student data and annual professional performance review data. You can access the complete law here.

Q: What is Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act  (FERPA)

  • A: The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) provides parents/guardians and students who are 18 years of age or older (known as “eligible students“) with certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. You can find more information on the RCS website here. You can access the complete act here.

Q: Does the RCS school district have a Parents’ Bill of Rights?

Q: Who can I contact if I have additional questions regarding data privacy and protection? 

  • A: You can contact our District Data Privacy Officer, Carol Eckl at ceckl@rcscsd.org or by phone at (518) 756-5200, ext. 6014.

Q: Who can I call when I am having issues with my student’s accounts? 

  • A: You can call the Help Desk at (518) 756-5200 ext. 2200 or send them an email at helpdesk@rcscsd.org