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Excerpts From Exile

As we languish in our banishment as trustees, it remains for us to continue to work for the schools in any way we can by other means. I spent 7 years at the table and the one thing I did … Continue reading

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June 20th Our Last Meeting? It Might Be…

  June 20th 2012 was billed as the last regular meeting of our board. And, it might be. Like many things which slouch toward you over time, the grieving takes place well before the final curtain but at least in … 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 September 21st 2011 Open Board Meeting

Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End Our board has illuminated 2 areas of school district function- emergency preparedness and carbon offsets- and taken some steps to better the situation. Just letters mind you but I love a good … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee Open Board Meeting January 5th 2011

  Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice  Resist the Beginning…Consider the End    One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. The bamboozle has captured us. Once … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee November 3rd 2010 Open Board Meeting

  Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice Resist the Beginning…Consider the End  This is the next in a series of entirely unauthorised reports from this trustee on board meetings. If this email has made its way into your computer and you are dismayed … Continue reading

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