We have a email list for discussion of special education issues.
Our discussion list is hosted by Yahoo, you can visit the home of the
Yahoo list website:
Our email list is free (Yahoo does include ads as part of the
and it is a moderated list.
How do I join the list?
For the Concord SPED PAC list that
serves: PreK through Grade 8, and Grade 9 to Grade 12 and beyond.
You can sign up my clicking
here to send email to:
or use the Concord SPED PAC (button
on the left) button
on our homepage.
a separate email list for Concord
Carlisle High School SPED PAC
list that served: Grade 9-post
high school parents, we decided to merge the two lists in
What I put in my sign-up email?
- In the "subject:" you can enter "subscribe".
- In the body of the text, you can leave blank or type
- Send your message,
- Once you receive a confirmation message from Yahoo,
- Our list
moderator will send you an email requesting additional information.
- If you do not receive notification of joining our
membership list, please check that your trash folder, junk folder for
email message from our moderator and your spam filter.
- If you have questions or are having trouble joining the
contact our webmaster
- Send the requested information to our moderator,
- Begin to receive the emails messages from the list members.
What is a Discussion List?
For those unfamiliar with discussion lists, any participant may
send and email, post an event, asking a question, or respond to others.
All the list members will receive the messages that others have sent.
central email address receives and distributes all messages. Messages
arrive automatically in your email inbox. We do encourage
participation. If you wish you may "lurk", which means you sign
up but just read the exchange
of messages, and do not send messages to the list. You can also
choose to send a message directly
to the person who posted the message and the rest of the members will
see the response.
While we hope this list will be a source of facts for
we would like to point out that this is a DISCUSSION. Therefore, some
the exchange will be opinion and potentially biased. The accuracy and
reliability of the sources of the information presented must be judged
by list members themselves. The SPED PAC chairs are not responsible for
any inaccurate statements made on this list.
To post a message to our list:
Once you are a member of one
of our email list.
Address your email to (To:), one of
the following email list :
For the Concord SPED PAC list that
serves: PreK through Grade 8,
Guidelines for messages:
Our list is moderated,
which means that one of the SPED PAC board members chooses if messages
are posted to the whole list of members or not. Messages will NOT
be posted, unless they do not meet the following guidelines.
The moderator(s) check for the following:
- If messages that are off
topic, or not relevant to our group
they will not
- If your message is a personal
reply, or a short
(i.e. "I agree", "Thanks for information"), the moderator may choose to
sent it directly to the person who it was intended and not send it to
the members. (This will help keep the volume of messages
- We will not post message that
include flaming (rude,
or intentionally disruptive remarks). Our group list is intended
to be a
supportive environment. Although we don't all need to
agree, we need to be supportive, respectful and
constructive in our comments and differences of opinion.
- We will not post any message
is purely for commercial purpose, or purely for advertising
- If your message contains too
much personal information about yourself, child, another parent or
school personal, your message will not be posted.
- Individuals are only allowed to post 2
long messages on a
single topic per day. If a 3rd message is posted by the same
individual in a given day, it may be rejected at the
disgression. This prevents a single member from dominating the
discussion and avoids redundant information.
- Messages must be in a neat and
presentable format. No postings with
extraneous forwarded information on the top and bottom, that have
characters, canned messages or cyber advertisements or plain garbage
within the email.
- When forwarding an email please add a personal note on why your
sharing this email and why member would be interested. This is to
create a discussion and encourage questions.
- Messages should
not contain large document attachments (1-2 pages and 50K or less in
When possible, please provide a link to the website the flyer is
posted on, so the
information can be
viewed and/or downloaded by members.
Yahoo Group members can take a look at our message history.
There is a "Search" option for the history file.
Our members have found it to be very helpful tool, give it a try.
are please to
discussion group to our members.
||One of our original webpages, created
July 2001, by Melody Orfei
modified on July 27, 2008 - V13, by Melody