Category Archives: Native Community

“Conceived and Ordered (Moved, Seconded, Carried and Minuted)”

Though it is unlikely – if you were granted the dubious joy of observing shit pass through the intestine of a goose you would be forgiven if you found it somewhat similar to watching the board meetings now – yes … 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 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 January 6th 2010 Open Board Meeting

                                                                                                                                       Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice                                                                    Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   I sometimes imagine the dossier all the countless letters from trustees around the province are dispatched to at the Ministry of Education and what sort of company they … 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 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 Open Meeting October 7th 2009

  Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice     Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   When I wanted to add an item for discussion to the board agenda I realised for trustees there is no place to go. We must wander aimlessly through … 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 June 3rd 2009

  Principiis obsta…Finem respice Resist the beginning… Consider the end     The June 3rd open board meeting was a mere side show to the real McCoy meeting that occurred in closed. I sometimes think though our citizens are seemingly … Continue reading

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