After the B.C. government announced Tuesday that staff have lost a hard drive with the personal information of 3.4 million people on it, they may have another case on their hands.
Glen Thielmann, a high school teacher in Prince George, says he was trying to print off a list of his homeroom students when instead, he got 64 pages of personal data of all current and former students from his school.
“Including birth dates, medical information, special education designation, aboriginal designation, so stuff that…definitely information overkill.”
Thielmann says the school district is aware of the glitch in the new software, called MyEdBC, and is working on it.
He says it’s unacceptable the new $100-million program brought in to replace BCeSIS, which was also plagued with bugs, didn’t have all the kinks worked out.
Ministry of Education staff tell CKNW it’s up to the school district to establish what information teachers can and cannot see, but they are investigating this situation.
CKNW is waiting to hear back from the district’s superintendent.