Nov 122010
 
 November 12, 2010  Breaches, Youth & Schools

Tracy Dang reports:

Katy Independent School District said it made an “unintended mistake” in releasing some phone numbers that were intended to be private when it released a list requested in late April as a response to a Public Information Request.

The list became an issue when Team Katy PAC had used it to make automated phone calls encouraging parents to vote for the bond in the November election, and parents received subsequent calls to their residences, businesses and cell phones.

Katy ISD superintendent Alton Frailey sent letter by e-mail to parents Wednesday afternoon, explaining the district’s investigation into the matter.

“We have learned that the district was required to release a large majority of the numbers. However, the phone numbers that were associated with students whose parents chose a privacy code of ‘O’ or ‘N’ should not have been released,” Frailey said.

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