Network outage didn’t expose personal information at Westfield Washington Schools


Westfield Washington Schools announced that a recent network outage did not expose any personal information.

On Oct. 10, WWS experienced a network outage, causing the district to shift to virtual learning for Oct. 12 and 13. By Oct. 14, the majority of the critical systems were restored and in-person instruction resumed.

Recently, an IT forensics team determined that the following systems were impacted by the outage: phones, internet and WiFi, building access, HVAC, copying and printing services, PowerSchool, Canvas and LunchTime. According to a press release from WWS, the forensics team also concluded that no sensitive information was exposed, such as names, addresses, payment information, phone numbers, grades and student records.