BPS To Change Student ID Cards After Information Was Lost

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Boston Public Schools will redesign its student identification cards after a portable hard drive containing student information was lost.

The drive, which was lost by a vendor, contained PDF images used to print 21,054 student ID cards for students across 36 schools. The cards include students' names, school, age and grade, as well as MBTA CharlieCard and library card numbers, both of which will be reissued.

BPS spokesperson Lee McGuire says no confidential personal information, such has home addresses or other contact information, has been compromised.

"You can't log into any system, you can't find out students' home address or anything else about the student based on the information on the drive," McGuire said.

BPS expects to have the issue resolved by the start of the school year.

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