I am seeking information far and wide on what parents with students affected by the data breach can do in terms of filing complaints. I believe there may be multiple avenues of complaints about the district and at least one for the law firm. I have no idea if you can sue (maybe for negligence?), so you need to get a lawyer to answer that question.
I am troubled that so many call this "a mistake." Once maybe but more than once? Incredibly sloppy. I still don't get that the law firm, when they got that data, didn't do a random check just to make sure it was redacted (if only to protect themselves.) I mean, isn't the district paying them to do due diligence?
Stay tuned and I'll let you know what I find out.
As for the John Hay/Interagency situation, an update from the Queen Anne View (bold mine):
Today we got word from Seattle Public Schools that the community meeting on the planned Interagency Recovery School will be held at John Hay Cafeteria on Wednesday, December 10th, 6:30-7:30pm.
All residents and parents are welcome to attend this community meeting –
per the email we received from SPS, it is a community meeting, not a
John Hay-specific meeting. The school will take over the Queen Anne Gym
space kitty-corner from Johh Hay Elementary, so the John Hay PTA has
been very involved in gathering feedback since we broke the news on the school.
Kaaren Andrews, the Principal of the Interagency Academy, contacted
the John Hay PTA and stated that the Recovery School plans to open on
February 2nd – not later this month, as originally communicated to us by
SPS. However, if permits are obtained sooner, it will open before
February. Sometime in November is likely the earliest date, pending
If you have questions or concerns about the Interagency Recovery School, plan on attending this community meeting. SPS has asked for comments to be submitted by tomorrow, Thursday, November 13th.
Send your questions and comments to the following SPS contacts:
Kaaren Andrews, Principal of Interagency Schools for Seattle
Kari Hanson, Principal of John Hay
Sue Peters, Queen Anne SPS Board Member
Interim Superintendent Nyland
Assistant Superintendent of Facilities Flip Herndon
John Hay Parent Board (compiling questions for the meeting)