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Three Lakes castle might need new king PDF Print E-mail

Letter to the Editor:

Now that spring is coming, maybe I?have a story about last winter.

Once upon a time, there was a kingdom (the Three Lakes School District) and it was run by a king (Dr. George Karling). Now the subjects (the students, the parents and faculty) never saw the king very much. He never attended school concerts, sporting events; in fact you hardly ever saw him at the castle (the school).

The only time the subjects ever saw King George is if there was a school board meeting, graduation and, of course, referendum time. King George did like the salary his subjects paid him, but wanted to rule a different kingdom (Nicolet College).

Now one day a great Arctic cold blast came over the kingdom. It was predicted a couple days earlier by the local wizards (meteorologists) so everyone prepared for it. In fact, all the kingdoms in northern Wisconsin closed their castles in advance so their subjects could prepare for child care if needed.

But not King George. The defiant king would not hear anything about it. His subjects were aghast and many of them did not send their children to class that day. Since half the children did not go to class, very little education, if any, was accomplished.

King George knew the next day would be worse, so he knew he had to close the castle. Unlike all the other kingdoms who gave the notice of closing the castle the night before, King George decided to wait until the very last second to announce the closing which caused many of his subjects uncalled-for stress in preparing child care for the day. Again his subjects were very disappointed in the king.

What is the moral of this story? If King George doesn’t like his crown or his subjects, maybe he should give it to someone who appreciates them. This subject is tired of the arrogant king.

John Stoehr

Sugar Camp

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:31 AM


+1 #2 2014-04-15 08:28
Pines isn't much better John. We have a superintendent that was paid almost $160,000 including bennies for the 2012-2013 school year and gets a raise to not look for another job despite not being able to get another job at places he applies for. Then add in the completely inept principal at the high school, Mr. Brewer who has driven moral into the toilet yet being given raises and making almost $115,000 including bennies for the 2012-2013 year and you can see there is a problem. Staff are being cut, yet the school board continues to give yearly raises to the administrators. WHY? Good question.
+5 #1 2014-04-04 20:40
Because I am not up in Northern Wisconsin I will not comment on your local "KING" as I do not know the full situation. However, here in Arizona many school districts have been cutting off the top. . . .getting rid of 6 figure a year adminstrators who seem to be overpaid and underworked. They are choosing instead to spend those large sums of money on SEVERAL reasonably paid teachers who actually are at school EVERY DAY. Having contact with students EVERY DAY. Working their butts off EVERY DAY. Supporting all athletic teams and other extracurricular teams EVERY DAY. Taking part in community events EVERY DAY, and generally pouring their hearts and souls into the community and future leaders of this country. . instead of just pouring money into thier bank accounts and excessive retirement plans that really burden the tax payers!!! Giggity!

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