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 do 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
- 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 or email list
- Reply to the email from our moderator with the requested information,
- You will begin to receive the emails messages from our discussion 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,
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 be posted.
your message is a personal reply, or a short comment (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 all the members.
(This will help keep the volume of messages down).
will not post message that include flaming (rude, insulting, derogatory 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.
will not post any message that is purely for commercial purpose
or purely for advertising someone's business or services. Post
are from special education parent advisory councils (SPEDPAC's),
special education organizations, disability support
groups/organizations or special education business who are
providing education opportunities to parents of children with disabilities
(the majority offered at no charge).
your message contains too much personal information about yourself, child,
another parent or school personal, our moderator can choose to remove
identifying information or not post your message. There
are over 100 members on this email discussion list (your
neighbors, friends from other towns, school personal, professionals,
etc.), so do not post any information you do not want a lot of
people to read and have in writing.
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 moderatorís discretion. This
prevents a single member from dominating the discussion and avoids redundant
must be in a neat and presentable format. No postings with
extraneous forwarded information on the top and bottom that have HTML
characters, canned messages or cyber advertisements or plain garbage within
That forwarded emails have a statement about why the the email is
being posted and why members would be interested. This is to help create a
discussion and encourage questions.
Messages do not contain large document attachments (1-2 pages and 50K or less in
size). When possible, please provide a link to the website the
flyer is posted on, so members can choose to view or downloaded the
moderator makes the final decision on posting
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.
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discussion group to our members.