Graduation Alliance, a vendor contracted by the University of Hawai‘i (UH) for Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education (Hawai‘i P-20), reported that Hawai‘i Department of Education (HIDOE) public and charter school student data used for college and career planning resources on the My Future Hawai‘i website may have been exposed to unauthorized access.
The data that was potentially exposed does not include social security numbers, financial, driver’s license or health information. None of those items are part of the My Future Hawai‘i application. This potential exposure does not constitute a security breach under Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes.
Once the potential exposure was discovered, Graduation Alliance shut down the My Future Hawaiʻi website immediately and hired a third-party cybersecurity vendor to investigate. Law enforcement has been notified and UH, Hawai‘i P-20 and the HIDOE will be provided with regular updates. Based on the outcome of the investigation and an internal analysis of the findings, Hawaiʻi P-20 will make a determination regarding additional steps that may need to be taken.
Hawai‘i P-20 has been working with Graduation Alliance on the My Future Hawai‘i website to provide middle and high school students and families with college and career planning resources, financial aid guidance and an expedited application process for the University of Hawaiʻi.
The following information is the only information potentially exposed for the current HIDOE students in the database:
NameBirthdateGenderRaceEthnicityPermanent addressMailing addressGrade levelCourses taken and gradesCumulative weighted Grade Point Average (GPA)Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) scores and proficiency levels
Schools with student data in the My Future Hawai‘i portal are:
Admiral Arthur W. Radford HighAiea HighKula Kaiapuni O AnuenueJames B. Castle HighConnections NCPCSWallace Rider Farrington HighHana High and ElementaryHawaii Academy of Arts and Science PCSHawaii School for the Deaf and the BlindHawaii Technology Academy PCSHenry J. Kaiser HighHenry Perrine Baldwin HighHilo HighHonokaa High and IntermediateJames Campbell HighKahuku High and IntermediateKailua HighKaimuki HighKalaheo HighKalani HighKamaile Academy PCSKanuikapono Learning Center PCSKapaa HighKapolei HighKau High & Pahala ElementaryKauai HighKawaikini NCPCSKe Kula Ni’ihau o Kekaha Learning Center A Laboratory PCSKe Kula O EhunuikaimalinoKe Kula ‘o Samuel M. Kamakau, LPCSKeaau HighKealakehe HighKing Kekaulike HighKohala HighKonawaena HighKua o ka La PCSLahainaluna HighLanai High & ElementaryLaupahoehoe Community – PCSLeilehua HighMaui HighMililani HighMoanalua HighMolokai HighNanakuli High & IntermediateNiihauOlomanaPahoa High & IntermediatePearl City HighTheodore Roosevelt HighWilliam McKinley HighWaiakea HighWaialua High & IntermediateWaianae HighWaimea HighWaipahu HighWest Hawaii Explorations Academy PCSHilo IntermediateWaimea Canyon MiddleLahaina IntermediateMolokai MiddleGeorge Washington MiddleIlima IntermediateEwa Makai Middle SchoolWaipahu Elementary (Limited to 6th grade class)Waipahu IntermediateWaianae Intermediate
*Limited to 6th grade students in Waipahu Elementary
As a precautionary measure, the HIDOE is sending out a letter today to parents and guardians of students who may have been affected by the potential data exposure. Updates on the situation will be provided on the Hawai‘i P-20 website: www.p20hawaii.org.