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QEO: Part of the solution
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When Jack Olkowski retired in 2003 from the school board in Three Lakes after 54 years of service, it was reported that he may have been the longest-serving school board member in our nation's history - a true testament to Wisconsin's strong commitment to public education. When interviewed, Jack said, "The most difficult time during my tenure was in the 1980s when boards and teachers unions clashed in collective bargaining before the state's qualified economic offer (QEO) legislation was enacted."