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Possible exposure of public and charter school student information reported


Graduation Alliance, a vendor contracted by the University of Hawai‘i (UH) for Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education (Hawai‘i P-20), reported that Hawai‘i Department of Education (HIDOE) public and charter school student data used for college and career planning resources on the My Future Hawai‘i website may have been exposed to unauthorized access.

The data that was potentially exposed does not include social security numbers, financial, driver’s license or health information. None of those items are part of the My Future Hawai‘i application. This potential exposure does not constitute a security breach under Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes.

Once the potential exposure was discovered, Graduation Alliance shut down the My Future Hawaiʻi website immediately and hired a third-party cybersecurity vendor to investigate. Law enforcement has been notified and UH, Hawai‘i P-20 and the HIDOE will be provided with regular updates. Based on the outcome of the investigation and an internal analysis of the findings, Hawaiʻi P-20 will make a determination regarding additional steps that may need to be taken.

Hawai‘i P-20 has been working with Graduation Alliance on the My Future Hawai‘i website to provide middle and high school students and families with college and career planning resources, financial aid guidance and an expedited application process for the University of Hawaiʻi.

The following information is the only information potentially exposed for the current HIDOE students in the database:

  • Name

  • Birthdate

  • Gender

  • Race

  • Ethnicity

  • Permanent address

  • Mailing address

  • Grade level

  • Courses taken and grades

  • Cumulative weighted Grade Point Average (GPA)

  • Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) scores and proficiency levels

Schools with student data in the My Future Hawai‘i portal are:

  • Admiral Arthur W. Radford High

  • Aiea High

  • Kula Kaiapuni O Anuenue

  • James B. Castle High

  • Connections NCPCS

  • Wallace Rider Farrington High

  • Hana High and Elementary

  • Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science PCS

  • Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind

  • Hawaii Technology Academy PCS

  • Henry J. Kaiser High

  • Henry Perrine Baldwin High

  • Hilo High

  • Honokaa High and Intermediate

  • James Campbell High

  • Kahuku High and Intermediate

  • Kailua High

  • Kaimuki High

  • Kalaheo High

  • Kalani High

  • Kamaile Academy PCS

  • Kanuikapono Learning Center PCS

  • Kapaa High

  • Kapolei High

  • Kau High & Pahala Elementary

  • Kauai High

  • Kawaikini NCPCS

  • Ke Kula Ni’ihau o Kekaha Learning Center A Laboratory PCS

  • Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino

  • Ke Kula ‘o Samuel M. Kamakau, LPCS

  • Keaau High

  • Kealakehe High

  • King Kekaulike High

  • Kohala High

  • Konawaena High

  • Kua o ka La PCS

  • Lahainaluna High

  • Lanai High & Elementary

  • Laupahoehoe Community – PCS

  • Leilehua High

  • Maui High

  • Mililani High

  • Moanalua High

  • Molokai High

  • Nanakuli High & Intermediate

  • Niihau

  • Olomana

  • Pahoa High & Intermediate

  • Pearl City High

  • Theodore Roosevelt High

  • William McKinley High

  • Waiakea High

  • Waialua High & Intermediate

  • Waianae High

  • Waimea High

  • Waipahu High

  • West Hawaii Explorations Academy PCS

  • Hilo Intermediate

  • Waimea Canyon Middle

  • Lahaina Intermediate

  • Molokai Middle

  • George Washington Middle

  • Ilima Intermediate

  • Ewa Makai Middle School

  • Waipahu Elementary (Limited to 6th grade class)

  • Waipahu Intermediate

  • Waianae Intermediate

*Limited to 6th grade students in Waipahu Elementary

As a precautionary measure, the HIDOE is sending out a letter today to parents and guardians of students who may have been affected by the potential data exposure. Updates on the situation will be provided on the Hawai‘i P-20 website: www.p20hawaii.org.

Parents/guardians with additional questions can call 808-956-5800 or email ga.help@hawaii.edu. More details are also available on a FAQs page of the Hawaiʻi P-20 website.

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