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October 24, 2014, 4:21 pm
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Three District 186 Employees On Leave For ''Misuse'' Of Student Data


Three District 186 employees have been placed on administrative leave and will face what the district calls “final personnel actions” later this month for their role in the “misuse” of confidential student data. 

 

The actions follow the Springfield police investigation which indicated that several district employees were involved in either accessing a report with student names and test scores on it… or may have sought to alter computer records in an attempt to conceal that access. 

 

Among the employees named in the police report is the district’s technology coordinator, Sue Ruff, who allegedly asked a district employee to delete and cover up records showing another district employee gaining access to the student info.  A school district spokesman would not identify the three workers or discuss their possible punishment. 

 

In the meantime, the district will meet with parents of the students whose data was compromised, and is tightening restrictions on who can access that data.

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