Lord of the Rings no championship bling

I happily covered my alma mater’s run to the class 4A football championship but sadly I am not surprised to see another self-inflicted public relations wound courtesy of a very controversial school principal. I expressed my concerns about Mr Verlander two or so years ago after an excellent teacher was fired for refusing to change the grade of a donor’s son so frankly this does not surprise me. The reader comments sum up popular opinion of the alumni with most being very concerned about the damage being done the school by the current administration. Jim Mashek and Al Jones had this story hung on the front page of yesterday’s Sun Herald:

Members of the St. Stanislaus Class 4A state championship Rockachaws football team would love to have championship rings to commemorate the experience, but school policy forbids it.

St. Stanislaus principal Paul Verlander sent a letter to Rockachaws’ coaches, players and parents recently stating that commemorative rings to celebrate accomplishments, including state championships, are not in line with school policy. Continue reading “Lord of the Rings no championship bling”