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Ebola Information 
RISD is aware of the reported case of Ebola in Dallas and is in close contact with health authorities. The Dallas County Department of Health & Human Services has informed RISD that at this time, there is no indication of a connection between any RISD schools and the case they are investigating.

As with any health situation and illness, RISD Health Services and school nurses are aware of the symptoms and protocols related to the Ebola virus. Ebola is not spread as easily as influenza and other more common illnesses. For more information about Ebola and how it can be spread, please review the information below from Presbyterian Hospital.

The district will continue to closely monitor the situation and remain in contact with health authorities. The health and safety of our students and staff is RISD's highest priority.

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District Begins Consideration of Secondary Growth Planning 9/26/14
At its September 22 study session, the RISD Board heard a comprehensive presentation and options from district staff about long range plans to accommodate academic programs and student growth at the secondary level (grades 7-12). As part of district priority goals this school year, staff have been studying projected enrollment patterns at the secondary level, best practice academic offerings aligned with the new state graduation plans, implementation of expanded Career & Technical Education offerings and the physical capacity of high school campuses.

Topics discussed included planning for expected enrollment growth in Lake Highlands at the 9-12 level, potential new academic programs, moving toward more flexible learning environments in classrooms, and initiating studies related to possible equipment and construction needs in a potential 2016 bond election.

Next steps involve engaging staff, parents and community members to share information and gather suggestions and feedback.

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Security of Student Information 
RISD was alerted recently about the possibility that some confidential student data was unsecured online. District Information Services staff immediately began to investigate and confirmed that the interaction of two software systems had resulted in a vulnerability. The condition was immediately corrected. Staff then reviewed all existing security protocols to ensure that the vulnerability did not exist anywhere else on RISD's information systems. Based on that review, RISD is confident that student data is secure.

RISD received the alert from a third-party network security firm that accessed two records that contained confidential information of two RISD students. The district has no information to indicate that the personal information of any other RISD student has been compromised. At no time could student information be improperly accessed through any district website or by someone who was not highly familiar with network security protocols.

Parents who want to learn more about ways to protect their child's personal information or tips related to child identity security are encouraged to visit www.idtheftcenter.org/Fact-Sheets/fs-120b.html.

Parents with questions or concerns about this information may also contact RISD at 469-593-0001.

RISD understands our very serious obligation to protect confidential information for our students and employees, and the district will continue to be diligent in securing confidential data.

 
 
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