District Reviewing Personally Identifiable Information Protocols
This is to inform you of a data security incident, believed to have occurred in or around November 2018, involving the unauthorized access to Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from the AIMSweb 1.0 system. AIMSweb is an assessment platform utilized by the Lyncourt Union Free School District and provided by Pearson Clinical Assessment (Pearson). The District was informed of this incident on August 27, 2019.
The following data about your student(s)/you that was potentially affected was limited to:
First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, and a locally generated identification number
Please know that Lyncourt Union Free School District is committed to protecting and securing educational data. Our team has extensive training in data security and privacy, and our systems have many controls in place to protect your child’s educational records. Additionally, we have also received assurances that Pearson has taken the necessary steps to mitigate the incident and is enhancing protections to guard against similar events.
While it is our understanding that there is no evidence that the information described above has been misused, Pearson is offering complimentary credit monitoring from Experian for one year for affected individuals as a precautionary measure. If you are interested in learning more about this option, please call Experian at 866-883-3309.
Please contact Mr. James Austin, Superintendent of Schools, at 315-455-7571 with any questions you may have regarding this incident and our response.