Category Archives: Strategic Plan

Are You Shocked?

Are we shocked?                          Well I said I was shocked when I spoke to a reporter from the Times- Colonist earlier this week regarding the amazing appearance of $300,000 in the Cowichan School District budget made public during the 1st and … Continue reading

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THE ‘MADE IN COWICHAN’ BUDGET BELONGS TO YOU!

LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE IT HAPPEN! Our ‘Made in Cowichan’ Budget is designed to fulfill the key aim of the District Strategic Plan—to improve learning conditions for all of our students. Over many years of district budget development, the … 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 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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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 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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Diary of a Mad Trustee November 18th 2009 Open Board Meeting

                                                                              Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his … 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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