An email was sent last week informing certain guardians of a data breach at Ogden International School. A paper letter was also sent to guardians. Ms. Bancroft also included the notification in her weekly newsletter to those who are signed up.
The Office of Inspector General, the same office that found attendance fraud at Ogden, will be investigating.
OIG is separate from Chicago Public Schools. It is an independent investigatory body created out of state law. Its job is to investigate mismanagement, abuse, waste, fraud and misconduct in Chicago Public Schools. Anyone can file a complaint with OIG or submit information.
If you'd like to be in touch with OIG, their email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Their phone number is 773-534-9400.
If you have more questions or didn't receive a letter and want to make sure that you didn't miss the notification:
As a result of the data breach, CPS would like you to direct any questions to email@example.com. You can also call CPS Law, 773-553-1700.
If you're concerned about a Special Education information breach as reported in the WTTW article, please email the State Board of Education's State Monitor on CPS' Special Education, Laura Boedeker.
Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The data breach violates state and federal laws. You can file a federal complaint online with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act office.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Department of Education's FERPA office
FERPA Form to Download