Polk County Public Schools has learned that some parents have received a letter from a company called PCS Revenue Control Systems, Inc.
This letter states that their child’s name, student identification number and date of birth were potentially exposed to unauthorized access during a data breach in December 2019.
The letter states that there has been no evidence that any personal information has been used for malicious purposes, but those who might have been affected are being contacted and offered free identity monitoring.
Polk County Public Schools has determined that this letter is legitimate.
We did use this company (PCS Revenue Control Systems, Inc.) for several years to help collect information from families applying for free or reduced-price school meals.
We have not used the company since the 2017-2018 school year because we no longer need to collect information for free or reduced-price meals. We participate in a federal program that provides free meals to all students at our schools.
Polk County Public Schools is asking for more information from the company on this situation, including how many students might have had their data exposed during this breach. We have not yet received this information. We will provide an update when that becomes available.
If you have received this letter, do not throw it away. You can follow the instructions to make use of the free identity monitoring.