100: HCDSB Chair Patrick Murphy Discusses Dysfunction at the Board The 905er Podcast

For our one-hundredth episode, we welcome back Halton Catholic School Board Chair Patrick Murphy for an in-depth interview. In June, the board took the unusual step of ordering an investigation into itself – to see whether the frequently argumentative behaviour of trustees at board meetings went as far as breaking their own policies of civil behaviour, and whether there was behaviour contrary to the interests if the board and students. Included in under that remit were discussions of allegations made by a trustee about Chair Murphy's own impartiality as chair. The subsequent report vindicated Murphy, but found plenty of evidence for dysfunction and a deep divide between two factions of trustees. We discuss the background to this divide, whether it is impacting the Board's work, and what can be done to restore civility. It takes money and time to create two podcasts a week. We love doing what we do, but please consider supporting us if you can so we can keep improving, and keep paying the bills. Why not buy us a coffee? Or you can support us by becoming a patron for a month, for six months, or forever. See https://www.patreon.com/the905er. Thanks to our existing patrons! You can join them at https://www.patreon.com/the905er. Supporting the 905er with a monthly donation enables us to do this podcast, to make it better and better, and to make sure it reflects your priorities. Please consider joining our growing team. Nicholas Paul: sound editing. The Quadrafonics: fantastic opening and closing tunes! Don’t forget to check out 905er.ca, even if you get the podcast delivered to you automatically. We post additional news and stories there when we can, and welcome submissions and ideas for additional content.
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