Category Archives: small schools

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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A few thoughts on school closure…

Schools are not closed to provide more resources for a stressed school district; they are closed as part of the process of cuts and downgraded services – resources do not increase with school closure. If that were true – after … 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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June 20th Our Last Meeting? It Might Be…

  June 20th 2012 was billed as the last regular meeting of our board. And, it might be. Like many things which slouch toward you over time, the grieving takes place well before the final curtain but at least in … 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 December 1st 2010

                                                     Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice                                          Resist the Beginning…Consider the End  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 … 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 June 17th 2009

Principiis obsta…Finem respice Resist the beginning… Consider the end     This meeting was quite the eclectic mix of the good, the bad and the ugly so this is a bit of a long commentary. The feature presentation was the … Continue reading

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Report from the May 25th 2009 CAPE meeting

We had our monthly CAPE meeting at my place last night(May 25 2009) starting at 5 pm -well a few minutes after- we had to chat and fuss over the cats. We had 7 people there and those present gave … Continue reading

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