Last week I posted about how when I tried to reply to an email from Support@fcmat.org of FCMAT / CSIS that I got an error back that “The email address you entered couldn’t be found. ” Well, I’m still having this error, and of course, I can’t seem to email them about it! 🙂
It is important to recognize that this is the organization that is supposed to help school districts and others to have improved practices, and also manages the database of all the student information in California. If they can’t get their email to work after over a week, it gives me some potential concern over the private data of nearly every child in our state.
I am going to try and call them today, and see if they can graciously acknowledge their issues, and fix them. As that is the true sign of whether we should be concerned or not. An organization that only tries to cover up and blame away their problems is one that obviously won’t fix the issues, and this is quite dangerous for the public when they are the keeper of your private information. At this point I’m not making that accusation, but from my dealings with public agencies (and quasi-public agencies), my experience suggests that this could be an accusation that would need to be made, depending upon future evidence.