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  • Published
    September 29, 2010

    Following breach, state delays collecting student Social Security numbers

    The effort to build a data system that includes Social Security numbers of public school students was derailed after a technology director in Gardiner's school district was able to view Social Security numbers of school staff elsewhere in the state. Maine's Department of Education responded by dumping all Social Security numbers of public high school students collected to date, and announced Tuesday evening, ...

  • Published
    September 3, 2010

    RSU 13 refuses to protest ID law

    The Regional School Unit 13 board rejected a proposal Thursday night, Sept. 2 to urge parents to refuse to submit their children's Social Security numbers as requested by the state. The board voted 7-5 against the proposal put forth by board member Tess Kilgour of Rockland. The Maine Department of Education has said it will use the numbers to track students after they leave school to see how they succeed. Th...

  • Published
    September 3, 2010

    SAD 40 board opposes release of students’ Social Security numbers

    The Maine School Administrative District 40 Board of Directors unanimously voted Sept. 2 to encourage parents to not divulge their children's Social Security numbers as part of the state's tracking system. Maine state law requires school districts to ask parents to provide students' Social Security numbers so the state can track educational progress, and how the students are doing after they leave school. ...

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