I opened my mailbox this morning and recieved the following letter ( will type it out for you all). difficult child is technically in grade 11 at a local highschool. Dear Parent/Guardian As per usual practice, a list was emailed to a AAA Secondary School staff group email distribution list. This list included students name, exceptionality, IEP and medical concerns. The list was also placed in hard copy format in every teacher's mailbox. Your child's name was included in the list. A parent of a child, who is named on the list, obtained a copy of the document. At this point it is unclear how the copy was acquired; our investigation is ongoing. The BBB District School Board values you child's privacy. Several steps have been taken to control this information: - The BBB District School board determined that the document in question was only intended to be shared with te staff at AAA Secondary School - The BBB District School board has taken steps to retrieve the document electronically - The Board has restricted access to group email distribution lists - The Board has a confidentiality statement to all emails generated within our system - The Board is continuing the investigation to ascertain how this information was removed from the Board property - In addition, the Board is reviewing with all staff the importance of protecting information by practicing good data management strategies. - The Board is not aware of any other individuals obtaining copies of this list besides Board staff. For additional information, or if you have questions, please contact XXX at (phone number), Information Officer. Sincerely, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ----------------- Okay. What do I do? I am obviously calling this Information Officer. What all do I ask? I'm livid. How did the parent get it? Was it a hard copy or digital copy? Were copies made? How was the school made aware of the problem? Why "steps to retrieve electronicly"? Was it or was it not returned? Did a teacher goof up? Did a parent steal this information? Was it just my difficult child's information or ALL of the students with IEP's? I know to start with those burning questions but don't want to miss a thing. I'm going to call them later today when I put the fire out burning my behind and can talk rationally. I am going to write down verbatim what I am told and then I'm summarizing in a written letter what is told to me, with all underlying and remaining questions asking in writing and requesting in writing verification of responses I am given on phone etc. I AM BEYOND FURIOUS!!