On Monday, August 24, 2020, we shared that our school system had been a victim of a ransomware attack. Forensic and restoration work began last week. Our people, deployed state and federal experts, and several remote support organizations worked to help us restore communication services, a functioning network, and our ability to return to learning. Many services are still unavailable. Forensic and restoration work may continue for weeks. The law enforcement investigation is ongoing.

As a school system that works to be transparent, it can be difficult to share disturbing news with our students, staff, parents, and community. In announcing the ransomware attack on Monday, we wanted everyone to understand a data breach was possible. We have now confirmed a data breach occurred. We are taking every possible step to eliminate any potential harm to staff, students, and affiliates. At this point, the forensic work has not determined the extent of specific data that was stolen. We ask staff, students, and parents to monitor for any suspicious activity.

When the forensic work is complete, we will put appropriate privacy protection measures in place for those among us who were impacted. The completion of forensic work often takes weeks. We will provide additional updates as appropriate.

Contact: Dr. Bill Nolte, Superintendent