NC: Kids’ Social Security numbers on school postcards
Josh Shaffer reports:
The Wake County school system accidentally sent out about 5,000 postcards with students’ Social Security numbers printed on the front, a mistake that angered parents and will cost the district nearly $100,000 to remedy.
On Tuesday, Wake schools mailed about 15,000 reminders asking parents to specify if they want to keep their children in magnet or traditional calendar schools.
About a third of those cards had the Social Security numbers printed alongside the child’s name – a holdover from recent years when those nine-digit numbers were used to identify students.
Read more in the News & Observer.