Oh, it took a biggun to get past my couple of weeks of writers block following being unable to type (first diagnosed as Cubital Tunnel, later confirmed as simple tendonitis.) Oh and what biggun it is! About 11:20 am this Friday twitter delivers this announcement from the @Chronicleherald – “BREAKING: HRSB super Carole Olsen’s husband leaked the Fells video to Frank, she admitted today. MORE LATER“ My immediate response was “SHE MUST RESIGN”. Moments later someone else on the web read more
One of today’s lead news stories is that the provincial government might be willing to entertain funding the construction of an Eastern Passage high school. Because of this, the Halifax Regional School Board (HRSB) has decided to wait on whether to request construction or not. It has been awhile since this has story has been news. Eastern Passage did not get a recommendation in the late and unlamented “Imagine Our Schools” pseudo consultation in 2007 and 2008.
It has been two and a half years since we started to fight for our children. We have fought for smaller schools, community schools, parental involvement, board responsibility, government accountability. During that time, we have tried some ideas that worked, some that failed. The Minister took our calls on her cell phone, the HRSB Superintendent did not, the consultants started by ignoring us and in the end they too took our calls. The elected school board got fired, though read more
I gave this presentation last night to HRSB Board Howard Windsor. My name is Waye Mason. I am the chair of a School Advisory Council on the peninsula and I am the publisher of the parents resource Citadelschools.ca, and my children are in elementary and junior high school. It will be difficult to summarize my concerns with the staff report in just five minutes, so let me get straight to the point. The process of consultation run by CS&P was read more
Reprinted from Citadelschools.ca There are serious problems with the current Imagine Our Schools Process. Why we think so is summarized here. We are encouraging everyone, parents and citizens, to write the Imagine Our Schools people about their concerns, but that they should also :CC Howard Windsor (HRSB Administrator), the area MLAs, the area HRM Councilors, and the Minister of Education. Emails provided below. We may be able to have the process reformed, changed, or at least the final decision altered read more