The breach allowed public access to an internal website that contained information pertaining to special education students. The site was launched in 2010 and stores training materials and database login information.
Officials say there is currently no evidence that data was compromised.
"As soon as we were alerted to the availability of this information, DCPS immediately shut down the site and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) changed the login information to the database," District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Chief of Specialized Instruction Dr. Nathaniel Beers said in an online statement.
Families can call a help line at 202-442-5451 for more information.
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