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Santa Claus sighted at Pasco School Board meeting



photo.jpgWearing a shirt reading "Who's your Santa?," a man looking suspiciously like Santa Claus (but who goes by the name of Land O'Lakes High School math teacher Pat Connolly) urged the Pasco School Board to take a closer look at its proposed new nepotism and fraternization policy. 

He suggested the proposal doesn't go far enough, in that it does not account for the chain of command. Relatives should not be working in the same supervisory chain, he said, otherwise some unintended consequences might arise. It might be tough to judge those who are naughty when their spouse is your boss, he said.

Then he left the building.

photo-1_1.jpgA short while later, a man looking suspiciously like Pat Connolly (but who signed his speaker's card as Kris Kringle) arrived, shaking jingle bells and shouting a hearty "Ho! Ho! Ho!"

He proclaimed the Pasco school system a success, and its employees nice, and said that while he could not solve the district's financial problems, he gave the gift of wisdom to work well with those things already at everyone's disposal. Then he disappeared.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 2:59pm]


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