Half on board
As it happens, we can tell how healthy the organisation is these days since it has just had elections for its 33-strong executive board. Well, "elections" is putting it rather strongly; only three ballots are being held in Argyll, Fife and Midlothian, while 14 others took their seats with no contest.
That makes 16 vacancies, a marginal improvement on the 18 empty chairs as of last November. Frankly, we don't know if this is significant or not.
What is possibly significant is that interest in a national voice for school boards seems to have completely collapsed in the main cities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are once again without a representative on the board.
But Glasgow has found one - another Lazarus figure, John Tierney, a former president who stepped down some time ago after falling out with . . . now that would be telling.