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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 / October 5th 2011 Open Board Meeting

  Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice   Resist the Beginning…Consider the End     “What matters most is for the school, the district, and the state to be able to say that more students have reached ‘proficiency’. This sort of fraud ignores … 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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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 20th 2011

Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End  A few things to ponder from this meeting – our much abused ‘Rodney Dangerfield’  policy #1010 which just doesn’t get any respect, the recommendation from one trustee we cancel our membership with … 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 March 2nd 2011

        Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   The struggle of people against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting – Milan Kundera   There must have been a time in the human chronicle … Continue reading

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