Category Archives: Diary of a Mad Trustee

Diary of a Mad Trustee Open Board Meeting June 15th 2011

  Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice   Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   This was the last meeting of the school year and even trustees are getting time off for good (or bad) behaviour. No point in whinging now –  but this … Continue reading

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June 1st 2011 Open Board Meeting

Diary of a Mad Trustee Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End This meeting was all about distractions. Distractions from the real issues; distractions from the real treasure; distractions from the real risk and harm. Our board was approached … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee Open Board Meeting May 18 2011

Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   Budget 2011/2012 is over and yet as most of you can testify, it is never over when the results are starkly in our faces. Of course, despite all the 4 alarm … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee Open Board Meeting May 4th 2011

Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End  I suppose the theme of this meeting was decision-making and all the mental and verbal gymnastics we perform as we set the seal on any number of critical details. Let’s talk about … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee/Open Board Meeting April 20th 2011

Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End  A few things to ponder from this meeting – our much abused ‘Rodney Dangerfield’  policy #1010 which just doesn’t get any respect, the recommendation from one trustee we cancel our membership with … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee Open Board Meeting April 6th 2011

Good Evening Fellow Earthlings

As I have become fond of saying – this night’s meeting hit bottom and then broke through to a bottom we previously knew nothing about. I have said this before which really makes me wonder if there is a bottom. I will let know if I ever find it.

Here goes – there were quite a few stories in the naked city this night.
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Silence is Acceptance/Budget Timelines and Contact Info

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

        Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   The struggle of people against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting – Milan Kundera   There must have been a time in the human chronicle … Continue reading

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

  Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY                                                                                                        -T.H. White – The Once and Future King   I love a good meeting theme – many future opportunities for musical theatre or a … Continue reading

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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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