Thursday, October 16, 2014

Board Member Leaked Student Data to Mental Health Provider

A Virginia School Board member leaked disciplinary files on at least 20 students to a vendor that provides mental health services.

Reportedly, some at the school were not aware that board members could access student records. The school district is conducting a full investigation of the breach and notifying parents of the students' involved.

"Student records are not public records...they contain not only education information but health information as well."
- Bill Bosher, former school superintendent
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Sources:
(a) Top Opinion System Must Protect Student Privacy - www.TimesDispatch.com, 10/12/2014


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