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Response to Editorial/Newsleader published May 8th 2013

To the Editor: The School Board Trustees who filed the Restoration Budget in 2012 may or may not be reinstated. After being fired by the Provincial Government, Cowichan trustees did call for an immediate by election to allow our community … Continue reading

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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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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 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 … Continue reading

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Where to Vote on November 19th 2011

School District No. 79 (Cowichan Valley) Voting Places Saturday, November 19, 2011 8:00 am to 8:00 pm North Cowichan Location Address Chemainus Senior’s Drop-In Centre 9824 Willow Street Crofton Elementary School 8017 York Avenue Maple Bay Elementary School 1500 Donnay … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee Open Board Meeting August 31st 2011

Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice   Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   God!!  I do not want to engage in the usual patter about returning to the salt mines and how terrible it all is to be back in harness after a … Continue reading

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Silence is Acceptance/Budget Timelines and Contact Info

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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 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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