The Nanaimo school district is apologizing after a printout containing students’ personal information fell into the hands of the wrong parent.
This comes two days after the BC government admitted it lost a hard drive containing the records of more than three million students in BC and the Yukon.
Parents had reported getting a printout with their child’s personal information on one side, but with the information of a second student on the other.
The printout detailed things like phone number, medical history and custody information.
Dale Burgos, who speaks for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district, says staff traced the problem back to a new software program, MyEducation BC.
“What you can do in there is you can print these forms. When you start printing pages that are odd-numbered, what happens then is the third page is printed and on the back side of the third page, a new student’s information is printed on there.”
Burgos apologized for the error.
Earlier this week, a teacher in Prince George blamed the software after he tried to print out a list of his homeroom students, and got 64 pages of personal information from all current and former students.