On Thursday evening, the Board of Trustees of Calmont School, which I joined as Interim Head at the end of January, voted to close its doors at the end of this academic year, following a 30-year history. While the decision was the only viable choice and definitely my recommendation, it bears with it much sorrow and an extraordinary amount of work to be accomplished in the next few months. While we are feeling isolated and a bit alone, I know that there are others out there who have been through this experience. If you are one of them or someone who has watched another school go through the process, I welcome any advice you might have -- either of the "the best thing we did was this..." variety or the, "if only we'd done that...."
In the meantime, treasure the end of year madness in your own school, as you know you will have more to come.