Parents

  • There are over 1,600 households with children in the Geneva City School District, and each one is an important piece of our school community.

Why Choose Geneva City Schools?

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    • Our graduates go on to study at the finest universities, two-year liberal arts, and technical programs in the nation, including Harvard, Princeton, MIT, the U.S. Naval Academy and more.

    • Fifteen Advanced Placement subject areas are available.

    • Twelve Gemini courses offer the opportunity for course credit from Finger Lakes Community College.

    • Our schools have over 35 clubs and extracurriculars, and 12 boys and 13 girls athletic teams in Section V interscholastic athletic competition.

    • Myriad Music, Fine Arts and Language opportunities abound, including Mandarin Chinese at our Elementary and Middle Schools.

    • We benefit from strong community partnerships, including Geneva 2020, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Finger Lakes Community College, the University of Rochester, Finger Lakes Health, the Geneva Community Center and many more.

    • We are breaking ground on new and innovative programming, including Project Lead the Way with Finger Lakes Health, Viticulture with Finger Lakes Community College, Mandarin Chinese with the Confucius Institute at Alfred University and courses at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Parents Bill of Rights

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    1. A student’s personally identifiable information (PII) cannot be sold or released by the District/BOCES for any commercial or marketing purposes.

    2. Parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child's education record including any student data stored or maintained by the District/BOCES. This right of inspection is consistent with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). In addition to the right of inspection of the educational record, Education Law §2-d provides a specific right for parents to inspect or receive copies of any data in the student’s educational record. NYSED will develop policies and procedures pertaining to this right some time in the future.

    3. State and federal laws protect the confidentiality of PII, 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, or parents may obtain a copy of this list by writing to the Office of Information & Reporting Services, New York State Education Department, Room 863 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234.

    5. Parents have the right to file complaints with the District/BOCES about possible privacy breaches of student data by the District’s/BOCES’ third-party contractors or their employees, officers, or assignees, or with NYSED. Complaints regarding student data breaches should be directed to Stephen Kruger, chief information officer, Geneva City Schools, 400 West North Street; phone: (315) 781-0400; e-mail: skruger@genevacs.org. Complaints to NYSED should be directed in writing to the Chief Privacy Officer, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12234, e-mail to CPO@mail.nysed.gov. The complaint process is under development and will be established through regulations to be proposed by NYSED’s Chief Privacy Officer.