Without insurance, costs of cyber security, particularly for a large organization like a school district, can add up, insurance broker
He said the time between a hacker breaching a school district's servers and the district realizing the problem can be as long as seven months. Hiring a forensic investigator to figure out the source of the problem and identify compromised data can cost between
Malzi presented a cyber liability insurance policy that comes with a
The board was not immediately convinced.
It decided to hold off buying the coverage until the board reviews the insurance policy.
"I need a little more time and information," Toy-Gaydos said. "To me, this is a decent amount of money, so don't present it to me that night and expect me to vote on it."
District Business Manager
Manzer said that while the premium price is debatable, he recommended the board add the policy. He noted that Freeport Area's business office has been the target of email phishing scams.
"It's a very hard decision to make as a board, but I wanted you to know the risk was there," Manzer said.
Malzi said that while in five to 10 years cyber liability insurance will be lumped into most general policies, for now it remains a separate purchase for school districts.
The policy provides up to
Malzi said the
Career readiness plan introduced
School district counselors presented updates a K-12 career readiness program Tuesday designed to meet a state requirement for districts to provide career counseling.
The counselors have been working on the plan for the last year and expect to present it to the board for approval in February.
The career readiness plan aims to help elementary and middle school students identify career interests. It is intended to provide hands-on career planning and courses for high school students. As part of the high school program, Program Director
"We really want to be second-to-none with the opportunities we afford our kids while they're still in school," said Superintendent
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