IA: Private student documents found at recycling center
Holly Hines reports:
Documents found at an Iowa City recycling center last month contain personal information about local elementary school students, including their names, addresses and parents’ names.
Antonio Montoya, a 22-year-old Iowa State University student, said he visited City Carton Recycling on March 19 and noticed a pile of Grant Wood Elementary students’ Individualized Education Program documents, which detail personalized education plans for students with disabilities, lying in a paper bin.
Montoya said he tried contacting the Iowa City Community School District and Grant Wood Elementary but couldn’t reach anyone that day, which was a Saturday. He said he was worried about leaving the documents in plain sight, so he took them and notified the Iowa Department of Education about the issue.
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