Category Archives: Diary of a Mad Trustee

Excerpt / Board Report from an Open School Board Meeting November 18th 2009

This is an excerpt from a board report way back from an open school board meeting in November 2009 … it speaks to the efforts of the Lake community to preserve and defend their schools and their kids. May our … Continue reading

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Excerpt from the Diary of a Mad Trustee dated December 1st 2010/ The Last Cut…the Last Closure

Obedience indeed is only the pitiful and cowardly egotism of him who thinks he can do something better than reason. -Percy Bysshe Shelley The last meeting of the calendar year and our senior staff decided to bravely go where all … Continue reading

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Excerpts From Exile

As we languish in our banishment as trustees, it remains for us to continue to work for the schools in any way we can by other means. I spent 7 years at the table and the one thing I did … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee Open Board Meeting November 16th 2011

 Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice                                        Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   This meeting was the last of the old board and as such was fairly tranquil – many of us were reflecting on those who were leaving for good after many years … Continue reading

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

    Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice  Resist the Beginning…Consider the End I know you know we are in the midst of an election campaign and though there is a sad deficit of interest in the school board I always tell people … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee Open Board Meeting October 19th 2011

 Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   Six years is a long time to spend in the board room but I have been a willing participant and I have no one to blame but myself. It has not always … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee Open Board Meeting October 19th 2011

  Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice   Resist the Beginning…Consider the End  Six years is a long time to spend in the board room but I have been a willing participant and I have no one to blame but myself. It has … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee / October 5th 2011 Open Board Meeting

  Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice   Resist the Beginning…Consider the End     “What matters most is for the school, the district, and the state to be able to say that more students have reached ‘proficiency’. This sort of fraud ignores … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee September 21st 2011 Open Board Meeting

Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End Our board has illuminated 2 areas of school district function- emergency preparedness and carbon offsets- and taken some steps to better the situation. Just letters mind you but I love a good … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee Open Board Meeting August 31st 2011

Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice   Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   God!!  I do not want to engage in the usual patter about returning to the salt mines and how terrible it all is to be back in harness after a … Continue reading

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