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Albuquerque school district to reopen after cyber attack

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) — New Mexico’s largest school district will reopen Tuesday after a cyberattack that forced a two-day closure, officials said.

The Albuquerque Public Schools District last Wednesday discovered problems with its student information system, which tracks attendance, grades and contact information for emergencies.

The district said Monday it hasn’t fully resolved the issues but has found a way to work around the problems so students can return to classes.

“We will be able to take attendance, contact parents in emergencies, and ensure students are picked up from school by authorized adults,” the district wrote on Twitter.

The district serves one-fifth of New Mexico’s K-12 public school students.

Officials said students must make up the two days of classes they missed in May. The investigation into the cyber attack is ongoing.

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