Updated Statement from the Pinal County School Superintendent's Office
As of today, Monday, October 2, 2023, all staff members from school districts: Apache Junction, Casa Grande High School, Combs, Coolidge, Florence, Maricopa, Mary C. O'Brien, Oracle, Picacho, Sacaton, Santa Cruz, Stanfield, Superior, and Toltec have received paychecks.
The data processing service has been fully restored with no concerns of any additional complications to reoccur. The investigation of the incident remains ongoing with authorities, and the Office will continue to be more than willing to provide as much assistance as needed. At this time, there is no indication of any employee data breach.
To support safeguards, the Arizona Department of Homeland Security is providing a grant for monitoring software for all 23 School Districts. The School Superintendent's Office appreciates receiving the grant, and we will continue to do all we can to ensure protective measures for all school districts and employees.
The Pinal County School Superintendent’s Office was originally established in 1914 by the authority of the Arizona State Constitution. As an Educational Service Agency, there is a long history of providing assistance to the school districts in Pinal County. Our organization is committed to working cooperatively with agencies throughout the state in identifying and serving the educational needs in Pinal County.
We strive to accomplish this through leadership and partnering to offer a wide range of educator and student centered services. Today, the roles and responsibilities have changed significantly as society, educational requirements, and economics have changed. However, the ultimate goal of each service and program offered is to improve the quality of learning opportunities provided to over 51,000 students and 6,300 employees that attend or work at public school districts in Pinal County.