• 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?

    • 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 Gemini Courses 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


    1. 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.

    2. State and federal laws protect the confidentiality of Personally identifiable information (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.

    3. 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. (It is the goal of the Geneva City School District that the information on our website be accessible to individuals with visual, hearing, motor or cognitive disabilities. If you are unable to access this document, please call our District Webmaster at (315) 781-0400 ext. 1102.)

    4. 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: 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 The complaint process is under development and will be established through regulations to be proposed by NYSED’s Chief Privacy Officer.

Education Law 2-d

  • New York State Education Law Section 2-d and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act provide clear protections for student data, and NYSED is committed to complying with all applicable laws. The New York State Department of Education has committed to promoting the least intrusive data collection policies practicable that advance the goals of improving academic achievement, empowering parents with information and advancing efficient and effective school operations while minimizing the collection and transmission of personally identifiable information, and will work to ensure that this is reflected in the practices of every educational agency in New York State by developing policies and standards that will provide clear guidance to the field.

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