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

 Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice    Resist the Beginning…Consider the End    Sometimes I expect to see the camera crew from Punk’d as we wend our way through these meetings. This does not of course mean I spend any more time on … 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 May 5th and May 12th 2010 Open Board Meetings/1st and 2nd Reading of the Budget

                                                             Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice   Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.                                                                                     – … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee April 21st 2010 Open Board Meeting

Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End Tonight something rather quiet but significant happened. Very few people in the room would be aware and why would they? Sometimes you pass a policy or a revised policy and it all … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee April 7th 2010 Open Meeting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice                                                                                      Resist the Beginning…Consider the End Once upon a time there was a middle school with almost 6oo kids within its walls. As you might expect there were many heartening events there but despite the best … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee March 3rd 2010 Open Board Meeting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice                                                                                  Resist the Beginning…Consider the End     “More than at any other time in history, humanity faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee February 17th 2010 Open Board Meeting

                                                                           Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice         Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   “Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee January 27th 2010 Open Board Meeting

                                                                                  Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice                                                                            Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   Not for nothing do I harbour unrestricted self doubt so this lapse comes as no real surprise. I never cease to be amazed by the insights I can glean from … Continue reading

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