Cyber Security Threat Closes Hudson Valley Schools
Some students from the Hudson Valley are getting their summer break extended.
On Tuesday, the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District experienced what's described as a "cyber security threat," which has impacted district operations.
As a result, the district announced the first day of the new school year will be pushed back one day.
The Monroe-Woodbury Central School District will hold an unplanned Superintendent’s Conference Day on Wednesday. Students will attend their first day of school on Thursday.
"We recognize that for our families this unexpected schedule change may be difficult. The safety and security of our students is always our first priority and we believe this extra time will allow us to better prepare for a smooth first day for our students and staff," Superintendent of Schools Elsie Rodriguez said.
Officials didn't go into about the cyber security threat but announced the district’s computer network was shut down Tuesday as a technical team worked in conjunction with cyber security consultants to facilitate the restoration of the district servers.
At this time we are unsure how long the restoration process will take. We will not know the full impact to the district’s systems until restoration is complete," Rodriguez said. "While this is not exactly how we anticipated the school year to begin, we assure you that our M-W team is looking forward to greeting our students on Thursday."
According to Rodriguez, as part of the district’s regular security protocols, all data is backed up on-site and off-site on a daily basis.