Category Archives: Student Learning Budget

A budget that will meet ideal classroom requirements as opposed to an austerity budget.

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 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 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 July 8th Open Board Meeting

Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice   Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   At the board meeting on July 8th we had a little chat about our request -made at the bitter end of the budget process this year-that we seek an audience … 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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