Pearson Breach

Dear Putnam School Parents and Guardians,

The Putnam School District was recently notified that Pearson, a corporation specializing in educational products, had a data breach that affected approximately 13,000 schools and universities. In the past, the Putnam School District used Pearson’s AIMSweb 1.0 program to monitor students’ progress. We stopped using this product in June 2015. Once we were notified by Pearson, we contacted the company to determine if the Putnam School District’s staff and students were included in the data breach. We have received confirmation that some Putnam student data stored in Pearson’s AIMSweb 1.0 platform was affected by this data security incident. We have also learned that the only student information affected was first and last names and, in some instances, date of birth. If your child was enrolled in our schools between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2015, assume that your child’s information is involved. At this time, Pearson does not have any evidence that the data has been misused in any way. If you have any questions concerning this correspondence, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at (860) 963-6900. We will contact you if we receive any further updates.

Thank you,

William Hull

Superintendent of Schools