SANTA FE – New Mexico’s largest school district says it’s canceling classes because of a cyber attack.
Albuquerque Public Schools said Wednesday that it will close all schools in the district on Thursday, for at least one day.
“The district is working with contracted professionals to fix the problem, and we hope to reopen schools Friday, Jan. 14. However, if the issue isn’t resolved by mid-day Thursday, students, families and staff will be notified,” said district spokeswoman Monica Armenta.
The district serves 20% of the state’s K-12 public school students.
The school isn’t planning on going remote, as it has during COVID-19 closures, but instead is treating the cyber attack cancellation as it would a snow day.
Albuquerque Public Schools has had fewer in-person learning days during the pandemic because of a later-than-average return to in-person learning last spring. But it wasn’t among the wave of districts that announced COVID-19 closures Tuesday and had been expected to remain open.