Weekly Meeting - Merv Beckstead, Ottawa Carleton District School Board

Merv Beckstead gave us a brief synopsis of his mandate starting out with "You can't solve a problem with the same thinking that created it". He indicated that there is no easy solution to our current education crisis, working with limited funds and resources, but a high level of importance will be given to restoring our public school system to meet the needs of our students.

He noted that the demographics have changed, social challenges have heightened and there are many different languages that need more attention.

President's thought for the Week: A zen master once said to me, "do the opposite of what I tell you", so I didn't.

- 2002-11-22eDGE.pdf