Is student data secure?
We have many safeguards in place to be sure our students’ data is secure. Recently, we were notified that one of our contractors—Pearson Clinical Assessment—suffered a data security incident in an older version of their AIMSweb system. The information that was exposed was old and outdated—in about half of the cases, students’ dates of birth were revealed, as well as staff members’ outdated email addresses. No other information was revealed or compromised.
It’s important to note that this was not a breach of WCSD’s computer systems. The District takes seriously the security of all student, family, and staff data. WCSD diligently employs every available method of protecting confidential information. Contracts with outside contractors are closely vetted to ensure the best protections are being taken at all times with all data.