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Board Meetings Under 90 Minutes

Helen hurried out of the Christian school’s board meeting, a little cranky at spending three hours there. What fired her up tonight was the members jawing back and forth for a half-hour over whether to rent out the cafeteria on a Saturday night to a group that wouldn’t be leaving until nearly midnight.

No policy addressed the request. At the end, the board made no decision. The chair of the board advised the principal to “use his discretion.” As they walked out, Helen mumbled to another board member in frustration: “Dumb. So inefficient. Waste of time. Why can’t our principal come with a proposal with reasons?”

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Board Truisms

Recently I had the privilege of watching two of CSI’s boards meet together to wrestle over some major decisions with regard to CSI’s US pension.

Members of the CSI Board of Trustees and the US Pension Board all thought the issue was so important that they traveled from all over the US and Canada in order to come together to discuss the issues face to face. For six hours these two boards deliberated, weighed the data, discussed options, and heard the feedback they received from many of you.

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