Wednesday, February 17, 2010

B. C. school trustees to superintendents: We need more information (The Vancouver Sun, 16 Feb 2010, Page B3)

Wow! Read this Quote:
"Doug Player, a former superintendent in West Vancouver, said the auditor-general’s report suggests senior staff have exceptional influence because many trustees don’t understand the issues. A quarter of them said they don’t have enough time to comprehend the information provided before board meetings.
“ The system needs a significant shock — it needs refreshing,” said Player, adding that the report helps explain, for example, how a district like Langley could accumulate an $ 8.2-million deficit without trustees noticing."
Exactly! HOW can this magnitude error not have been noticed? Does this survey result now provide the Government an easy out to appoint trustees just like on Heath boards? Should they? Or are the wrong type of people just being elected? Or are the local
newspapers responsible partly for not flushing out the best candidates fully for the voters at election time? Lots of questions. I do know that ANY private company's shareholders would have fired their board if a similar Langley deficit happened not to mention a preceding clean sweep off the executive administration as well.

B. C. school trustees to superintendents: We need more information
The Vancouver Sun
16 Feb 2010

More than a third of B. C. school trustees who participated in a survey last year said they weren’t getting sufficient information from superintendents and other senior staff to make effective decisions at the board table. That concern is more...

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