"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.
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
BY JANET STEFFENHAGEN
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 highlighted...read more...