Garfield Re-2 Student Data

Garfield Re-2 Student Data Potentially Exposed by District Vendor
Posted on 05/12/2022
This is the image for the news article titled Garfield Re-2 Student Data Potentially Exposed by District VendorGarfield Re-2 Student Data Potentially Exposed by District Vendor

RIFLE - The Garfield Re-2 School District was recently informed that  Illuminate Education, a  vendor that provides software used in the District, was a victim of suspicious activity in their computer system. The District uses this software to monitor, track and plan for student academic progress. 

Once Garfield Re-2 was notified of this event, our technology team immediately contacted Illuminate Education to request a list of all the impacted students and families.

Illuminate has informed Garfield Re-2 that the affected databases contained “student ID, student name, academic and behavior information, and student demographic information.” Garfield Re-2 does not provide social security or financial information to Illuminate, thus that data was not at risk of being compromised. Garfield Re-2 is one of many districts in the region, state, and nation impacted by this event.

Illuminate’s investigation into the activity confirmed that certain databases containing student information were “subject to unauthorized access” between December 28, 2021, and January 8, 2022. According to the information provided to us by Illuminate Education, their investigation found “no evidence that any information was subject to actual or attempted misuse.”

All families that had student information involved in this incident will be receiving a letter from both Garfield Re-2 School District and Illuminate Education indicating what information may have been compromised, and next steps.
This was not an attack on Garfield Re-2’s system. This is a situation that is impacting school districts across Colorado and the nation.  The Garfield Re-2 School District takes the protection of student and staff data seriously. The District is in process of discontinuing our association with Illuminate Education.
Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2022 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.