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Join the conversation - Be in the loop

You can speedily share information with your peers - without phone charges or worrying about best times to call. Even if you’re not in the listserv conversation of the moment, you can follow the conversation happening among other school board secretaries and administrative professionals around Oregon. 

Listservs help you establish and keep up professional relationships. And professional relationships help you accomplish your work goals productively.

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We hope you’ll join in the conversation with other school board secretaries and administrative professionals. 

OSBA’s role is assisting public education teams throughout the state - improving communications is one way to do that.

You can also opt out of the list anytime -- just follow the instructions at the bottom of any message or return to this page and send a request to Unsubscribe.

Please remember that listserv messages are subject to Oregon's public records laws and use them accordingly.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What will happen after I sign up?
OSBA staff will add you to the listserv and send you a confirmation message. You should be able to send and receive messages from the list as soon as you've received the confirmation.

Where will the messages come from?
The messages will come "from" other listserv members and will be sent "to" the listserv address (bdsec@list.osba.org). You will receive a "bc" or "blind copy" so other members do not see your e-mail address to protect you from spam and other unwanted messages. To ensure delivery of listserv messages make sure messages coming from the list.osba.org domain are not blocked by your e-mail spam filter. 

How can I participate?
Once you've received the welcome message you'll be able to send messages to the list, just like sending other e-mail messages. Simply send an e-mail to the listserv address and it will be sent to all subscribers in your region.

How many messages can I expect to receive?
It depends on how many sign up and how involved they choose to be.

What else do I need to know?
Watch out for a common listserv "blooper" many new subscribers make when "replying" to a message from a listserv. If you click "Reply" your message will be sent only to the "sender." If you click "Reply to All" your message will go to the entire subscriber list. Make sure you are sending your message to who you think you are before hitting "send."

How can I "unsubscribe?"
Follow the instructions at the bottom of any listserv message or return to this page and send a request to unsubscribe. You can also call OSBA, 1-800-578-OSBA.

For more information contact Steve Kelley at 800-578-6722 or via e-mail at skelley@osba.org.

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