Data Breach Notifications

Entity Information

  • Type of Organization: Education
  • Entity Name: Bethel School District
  • Street Address: 516 176th Street East
  • City: Spanaway
  • State, or Country if outside the US: Washington
  • Zip Code: 98387

Submitted By

  • Name: Michael Christianson
  • Title: Chief Technology Officer
  • Firm name (if different than entity):
  • Telephone Number: 2534429017
  • Email Address:
  • Relationship to entity whose information was compromised: Employee

Breach Information

  • Total number of persons affected (including residents): 28,844
  • Total number of Maine residents affected: 1
  • If the number of Maine residents exceeds 1,000, have the consumer reporting agencies been notified:
  • Date(s) Breach Occured: 02/12/2024
  • Date Breach Discovered: 02/19/2024
  • Description of the Breach:
    • External system breach (hacking)
  • Information Acquired - Name or other personal identifier in combination with: Social Security Number

Notification and Protection Services

  • Type of Notification: Written
  • Date(s) of consumer notification: 03/18/2024
  • Copy of notice to affected Maine residents: Bethel School District - Notice of Data Event - ME.pdf
  • Date of any previous (within 12 months) breach notifications:
  • Were identity theft protection services offered: Yes
  • If yes, please provide the duration, the provider of the service and a brief description of the service: Equifax, 12 months, Please see Exhibit 1.