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August 25, 2019

Stasis, stubbornness, stuckness spell trouble
Both sides in the La Conner School district turmoil agree that the administration has, at the least, not done a good job in their job of managing the staff or communicating clearly to them or to the community.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019


School staff insist on new superintendent
La Conner teachers and support staff have the best interest of our students at heart, which is why we continue to firmly believe that our school district needs a new superintendent. Last week the La Conner School Board issued an open letter regarding the vote of no confidence against Superintendent Meissner. The leadership of the La Conner Education Association and Public School Employees unions were pleased to see the board accept responsibility for responding too slowly to this critical situation. However, we were disappointed that the board did not communicate their decision to support the superintendent directly to union leaders; instead, we were informed by a reporter asking for comment.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Racism is the deadliest weapon
It is 11 days since the massacre in El Paso and 10 days since the Dayton carnage, two preventable tragedies that have been on the minds of many. Some clarifying thoughts:
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Open letter to the community
Dear Members of the La Conner School District and Community:
Finding the right words to communicate what is on my heart and mind is not easy, yet I feel the time is right to reach out and share a bit of my voice and my thoughts with you.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Outside eyes needed to see school complaints clearly
A school district that ended the 2018-2019 school year in dispute has not resolved its differences as the summer turns toward the next school year. The La Conner School District Board of Directors had their summer retreat last week. They invited the staff unions, the La Conner Education Association and the Public School Employees, to participate for a 90 minute session. 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Casualties of success
We all love to complain about petty bureaucrats and regulations. They are quite annoying sometimes. I have been on both sides of the counter on this issue. I can tell you that it is sometimes not easy or pleasant to enforce standards, code and regulations; or tell someone that they can’t do something that they had their heart set on
Wednesday, August 7, 2019


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