School boards collect, use and disclose the personal information of individuals in the course of providing educational services and programming in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) and the Education Act.

Under MFIPPA you have the right to know why we collect your personal information and what we do with it. You have the right to access your own personal information that is in our custody, and you have the right to access certain records that belong to the school board. To learn more about privacy and access, visit the website of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.

The DSBN respects the privacy of the information that it receives and treats the information provided to it for specific operational purposes in a confidential manner.  The DSBN is committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality and security of personal information that is under its control.  The DSBN will not release any personal information provided to it to any third parties, unless required or permitted by law to do so, or with the express consent of the affected individual who provided the information.

Please read our Parent/Guardian Letter on Personal Information (below) to learn how we routinely use personal information. In addition, please review the Personal Information Bank to see how personal information is collected and used. If you are interested in accessing information, please see DSBN Records Request under the Community tab.

Questions and concerns related to privacy issues or Freedom of Information requests can be directed to:

Freedom of Information Coordinator
District School Board of Niagara
191 Carlton Street
St. Catharines, ON  L2R 4P7

Parent/Guardian Letter on Personal Information

Personal Information Bank