Va. Beach school releases test data to parent


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach is apologizing for releasing SOL test scores to a parent.

According to an alert sent out by Virginia Beach Schools, a staff member mistakenly released all the SOL spring testing data, including names and test results, to a parent. The high school’s principal said in the alert that the parent was quickly contacted and asked to delete the information.

The Virginia Department of Education was notified about the incident. A spokesperson said the parents of graduates would also be notified about what happened.

Full AlertNow message sent to parents:

Good evening, parents. This is Dr. Farrell, principal at First Colonial High School, calling to inform you that last week an FCHS staff member unintentionally released SOL Spring testing data, including your child’s name and test results, through an email to one of the school’s parents.  The parent was quickly contacted and requested to delete this information.  At this time I do not believe that your child’s information will be released or used for inappropriate purposes. First, let me apologize for this mistake. It is certainly something that our staff regrets deeply. Second, I want to assure you that the Virginia Department of Education has been notified and appropriate action is being taken to keep this from happening in the future.  If you have questions or concerns about this matter, please do not hesitate to call me at 648-5300. Thank you for your understanding and continued support of First Colonial High School. I look forward to welcoming students back for the new school year.

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