Category Archives: Achievement Contract

Diary of a Mad Trustee Open Board Meeting February 2nd 2011

                                                          Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice         Resist the Beginning…Consider the End “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”  -Anne Frank                                                                                                                                                      Life at the board coal face is quite the scene, … Continue reading

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Response to the letters posted by John Brackenbury and Morag M. Gilchrist in the Cowichan Newsleader, August 11 2010

  In their comments both letter writers argue our public schools are generously funded by the provincial government and the shortfalls our boards are experiencing have a host of other origins which are not being generated by the Ministry.  Yes, … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee June 16th 2010 Open Board Meeting

  Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End                                           I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.                                                                                                                                                     – Jonathan Swift  In a report or two ago I … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee Open Board Meeting June 2nd 2010

                                                                                                 Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice                                                                                              Resist the Beginning… Consider the End                               Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them. –Paul Valery, French critic & poet (1871 – 1945) Now the board has … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee December 2nd 2009 Open Board Meeting

                                                                                  Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice                                                                              Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   We have a new chair and vice chair as planned and of course there has been a bit of shuffling around to relocate the changed personnel. As usual … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee June 17th 2009

Principiis obsta…Finem respice Resist the beginning… Consider the end     This meeting was quite the eclectic mix of the good, the bad and the ugly so this is a bit of a long commentary. The feature presentation was the … Continue reading

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