School supplies don’t usually come with spin cycles and buzzers. But a washer and dryer installed at Sullivan Middle School this year have made a difference for some students.
The administration is impressed enough that four more schools are in line to get the appliances next year.
The idea is less absenteeism, better student self-esteem, dignity — and knocking down small problems head-on so that schools can address the big stuff of teaching academic fundamentals and shaping futures.
It’s working, according to Sullivan Middle Principal Josephine Robertson.
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