The lost drive did not contain student addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers or birthdates, city school officials said in a statement this week.
And, none of the information stored on the lost drive can be used by an unauthorized person to access student records or log-in to any electronic systems. The city school system said it requires additional validation – such as a parents’ name, birthdate or address – before releasing student information.
The flash drive contained .pdf image files that are used to print 21,054 OneCard ID badges for students across 36 schools that span grades 6 through 12, officials said. Elementary schools, K-8 schools and stand-alone middle schools were not affected.