Information Regarding Illuminate Education Breach

  • In accordance with State Education Law 2-d we are required to notify you when a third-party contractor that receives student data pursuant to a contract or written agreement with us had an unauthorized release of such data. As such, this notice is to inform you that Illuminate Education, an educational software company whose products are used in the Rochester City School District, has informed us that some databases containing potentially protected student information were subject to unauthorized access between December 28, 2021, and January 8, 2022. The Illuminate Education product formerly used by our district is called Data Driven Classroom (DDC). 

    According to Illuminate Education, the affected databases included names, demographic, and academic information. The data accessed pertains to the following school years, 2011-2013.

    Student privacy is of the utmost importance to the Rochester City School District. Affected current students and former students for which we have contact information will receive a letter from Illuminate Education with more information by June 7, 2022. If you would like additional information, please contact Illuminate at 833-749-1673.