Tag Archives: Lake Cowichan

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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Excerpt from the Diary of a Mad Trustee dated December 1st 2010/ The Last Cut…the Last Closure

Obedience indeed is only the pitiful and cowardly egotism of him who thinks he can do something better than reason. -Percy Bysshe Shelley The last meeting of the calendar year and our senior staff decided to bravely go where all … Continue reading

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Revisiting ‘Stanley Gordon’ Means Defending Our Community

In spring 2003, our community in Lake Cowichan was invited to participate in a meeting which was billed as a consultation with School District #79. At that gathering, we were asked to consider five options at little tables and report … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en Special Meeting and No One Needed a Costume

Today- along with a room full of public education supporters, (well mostly) I watched as a quickie special meeting -with appointee McKay on Skype from his Surrey location with our senior staff in the flesh- launched an unnecessary endeavour. As … 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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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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June 1st 2011 Open Board Meeting

Diary of a Mad Trustee Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End This meeting was all about distractions. Distractions from the real issues; distractions from the real treasure; distractions from the real risk and harm. Our board was approached … Continue reading

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