Officials at one of Oregon’s largest school districts are warning parents of a significant data breach involving multiple information platforms used by students. These platforms include email, software used for assignments and grades, and Google docs at the Beaverton School District.
Beaverton School District officials didn’t detail the nature of the breach, but said in a statement Tuesday night, “our student credentials may have been compromised as part of a security incident.”
Student assignments due Wednesday are being “deferred” until the problem is resolved, the district added.
The district statement posted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday asked parents and students to download documents they might need by 8 p.m. the same evening, because accounts were going to be locked after that point. The district also planned to reset student Chromebooks at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, rendering the devices inaccessible until students returned to school Wednesday.
The announcement from the district also urged parents to have their students reset passwords on other sites, such as social media accounts, if they used passwords similar to those for school accounts.