Category Archives: Health and Safety

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 January 5th 2011

  Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice  Resist the Beginning…Consider the End    One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. The bamboozle has captured us. Once … Continue reading

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

                                                  Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice                                           Resist the Beginning…Consider the End  This is the next in a series of entirely unauthorised reports from this trustee on board meetings. If this email has made its way into your computer and you are … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee May 19th Open Board Meeting/3rd Reading of the Budget

                                                          Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice                                                        Resist the Beginning…Consider the End                                             I don’t usually make the classic error of speaking to the unmovable people at the top of the heap. I have found it is a waste of … 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 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 Open Board Meeting October 21st 2009

Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice   Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   Tonight’s report is odd …more odd than usual. It is about what did not happen at our regular board meeting. We were expecting a draft of a rather rudimentary strategic … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee-September 16th 2009 Open Board Meeting

        Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End  It comes in many forms – the tactics for ‘shock and awe’ used to convince us ‘drastic action’ and ‘major restructuring’ are in order. Sometimes it is bombastic … Continue reading

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

 Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End I guess it is a brilliant if well worn tactic – distract people from their misery by piling yet another misery on their shoulders they must address. This is the genius of … Continue reading

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Report from CAPE meeting April 27th 2009

HI Friends – we had our CAPE meeting on Monday the 27th of April from 5 to 7 pm in my living room and though we only had four in attendance there was a range of discussion and strategising. As … Continue reading

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