CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - Chesterfield’s superintendent says a software error led to the names of more than 570 students being exposed to the public.
In a letter to families, Chesterfield County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Merv Daugherty says the defect was in a redacted document with the names of about 575 students and 400 staff COVID-positive students and staff members listed in a contact tracing spreadsheet required for the Virginia Department of Health.
A citizen who received the document notified the district.
The district apologized for the error and says it is working on how to protect redacted personal information going forward.
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