MOUNT MORRIS – Kip Crandall had plans for the evening: Dinner, a good book, and maybe some video games before curling up for the night – on the roof of David L. Rahn Junior High.
The 46-year-old principal was making good on a pledge to spend Thursday night on his school building’s roof after students raised $2,700 to help the eighth-grade class spend today at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee.
“A lot of the kids asked me today what I was going to do. I told them I had a book and might play some games on my phone.
“There’s really not a lot I can do,” he said, smiling.
Crandall agreed to spend the night on the roof as a way to motivate the eighth-graders to raise funds for a physics field trip to Six Flags.
It was school secretary Betty O’Brien’s idea.
Students raised money for the field trip through various fundraising efforts and donations. “The kids will pay $15. We have 114 kids out of 127 going on the trip,” Crandall said.
He planned to exit the roof to join the students when they leave for Six Flags at 8 this morning.