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Diary of a Mad Trustee Open Board Meeting November 16th 2011

 Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice                                        Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   This meeting was the last of the old board and as such was fairly tranquil – many of us were reflecting on those who were leaving for good after many years … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee November 2nd 2011 Open Board Meeting

    Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice  Resist the Beginning…Consider the End I know you know we are in the midst of an election campaign and though there is a sad deficit of interest in the school board I always tell people … 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 June 15th 2011

  Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice   Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   This was the last meeting of the school year and even trustees are getting time off for good (or bad) behaviour. No point in whinging now –  but this … 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 May 4th 2011

Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End  I suppose the theme of this meeting was decision-making and all the mental and verbal gymnastics we perform as we set the seal on any number of critical details. Let’s talk about … 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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Is Democracy Simply Unaffordable?

Recently and not for the first time, a proposal has been raised at the school board table to reduce the number of trustees to seven from the current nine. The stated intention is to lead by example and show a … Continue reading

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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 19th 2011 Open Board Meeting

 Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice    Resist the Beginning…Consider the End    Sometimes I expect to see the camera crew from Punk’d as we wend our way through these meetings. This does not of course mean I spend any more time on … Continue reading

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