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Appleton principal will spend night on school roof

Posted at 6:25 PM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 19:25:43-04

APPLETON, Wis. — An Appleton school principal will spend the night on the roof to reward his students for reaching their reading goals.

The principal, Jack Knaack, made a deal that if students at Richmond Elementary School read one million minutes this school year, then he would spend the night in a tent on the roof. The kids hit their target, which is quite a feat for a school with just 290 students.

“Probably the number one question every kid asks me is, ‘Are you really going to spend the night on the roof?’ I say, ‘Of course I am. I gave you my word that I’m going to be sleeping on the roof,’” says Knaack.

Principal Knaack will spend Thursday night on the roof and at 7:30 and 8:00 p.m. he will go live on the school’s Facebook page to read his students a bedtime story. Then he says he plans on coming back down Friday morning when the kids arrive at school.