Maryland Avenue Elementary School principal Jon Hood was hoping for dry weather the day after severe thunderstorms and tornadoes went through central Ohio.

Maryland Avenue Elementary School principal Jon Hood was hoping for dry weather the day after severe thunderstorms and tornadoes went through central Ohio.

Hood promised students that if they could meet their $10,000 goal for the school's annual fundraising, he would work from the roof.

During an assembly Oct. 27, Hood announced that students had raised more than $11,000 and he would spend the day on the roof.

His wish for good weather was granted.

"It is beautiful out today," Hood said Oct. 27. "It is a perfect day today. The temperatures are rising. I'm in the sunshine."

After the announcement was made, Hood took a pair of books that are required reading for professional development this year and climbed up a ladder to the roof. He also helped monitor the playground from his lawn chair during recess.

"I'm pseudo-supervising from the roof," he said. "The teachers are already frowning about me laying up here acting like a king."