A list of Social Security numbers belonging to Bakersfield City School District employees were published to the web by accident Thursday, potentially breaching the security of 1,250 people, district officials said Tuesday. 

Those Social Security numbers were inadvertently published as an attachment to the district's regular board agenda packets, district officials said in a statement. They were online for about three hours before they were removed. 

"The Bakersfield City School District takes the protection of our employees’ personal information very seriously and took immediate action when a data breach was discovered," the district said in a prepared statement. 

Staff members affected included some certificated employees (those who hold teaching credentials) and certificated substitutes who were included on an "extra-time report," the district continued.

"All affected employees were notified of the data breach by the Office of the Superintendent on Monday, November 13, 2017 following the holiday weekend," the statement said.

The district alerted those whose Social Security numbers were published and are paying for credit monitoring for those individuals. 

Any employee that has further questions or concerns is encouraged to contact the Office of the Superintendent.

Harold Pierce covers education and health for The Californian. He can be reached at 661-395-7404. Follow him on Twitter @RoldyPierce

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