LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The Clark County School District says a vendor it uses has experienced a data security incident.
The school district, in a press release, notes the incident involves several other school districts and involves an older version of a Pearson educational program.
559,8487 students who were enrolled between 2008 and 2019 along with a "smaller number" of staff members who were employed in the time period are also affected.
Educational software provider Pearson is offering free access to credit monitoring services for individuals who were affected by the beach.
“The type of information involved in this incident was extremely limited,” said CCSD Chief Technology Officer Dan Wray.
Student first name and last names and in "some instances", dates of birth were revealed. "No test, performance data or any other data" were taken.
The program in question AIMSweb1.0 is no longer in use at CCSD schools but Pearson continues to provide services to schools.
Pearson and CCSD officials say they will be working together to data is "appropriately secured" and is deleted when it no longers serves a purpose.