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(November 16, 2022 5:24 PM)  The Jackson County Intermediate School District announced late this afternoon that all Jackson County and Hillsdale County public schools will reopen tomorrow, Thursday, November 17.

JCISD Superintendent Kevin Oxley issued this statement:

“Thanks to the around-the-clock work by both our technical team and cybersecurity experts, we are prepared to welcome students back to school tomorrow, Thursday, November 17, 2022. While our restoration efforts continue, we prioritized bringing essential systems back online in order to allow us to safely resume operations and reopen school buildings across Jackson and Hillsdale counties. Our number one priority was to get kids back in school and we’re thrilled to be able to do that tomorrow.

“We still have more work to do in restoring additional systems and are in the early stages of our investigations. Investigations of this nature can take some time and we appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to determine the facts.

“We understand the challenges this incident has created for our community. Unfortunately, the criminals responsible for ransomware attacks such as these have been targeting and victimizing school districts like ours across the country. We want to thank our students, families and employees for doing their part in the ongoing recovery and we appreciate their patience and understanding.”

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