School Superintendent releases statement concerning documents found at PMS

School Superintendent releases statement concerning documents found at PMS

Pulaski County Public Schools Community,

As you may be aware, PCPS recently became aware that some legacy documents regarding students and former teachers were inadvertently left behind in a locking filing cabinet in the former Pulaski Middle School, which was broken into in Fall 2021. PCPS would like to state clearly and definitely that at this time, there continues to be no evidence to suggest that anyone’s identity is at risk because of this incident. The information believed to be involved was associated with a small number of former students who attended Pulaski Middle School from 2016-2017, as well as approximately 30 former staff members, many of whom were employed in the 1990s. There is also certain information related to a small number of parents of former students, but the majority of this data is limited to contact information.

Though we do not believe this incident puts individuals at any risk for identity theft, out of an abundance of caution and a desire to do everything in our power to protect the PCPS community, we are providing complimentary 12-month credit monitoring for all students and teachers whose information may have been impacted by this event. We will be mailing letters in the coming days that outline what precautionary actions our students and teachers can take to ensure their information is secure, as well as instructions on how to enroll in credit monitoring.

To reiterate – receiving a letter does not mean we believe that your information was stolen. And, if you do not receive a letter, you can feel confident that your information was not involved in this matter. Our actions solely stem from our desire to be as transparent as possible while safeguarding our community.

 

Kevin W. Siers, Ed. D.

Division Superintendent

Pulaski County Public Schools

202 North Washington Ave.

Pulaski, VA  24301

540-994-2550

ksiers@pcva.us