School does laundry for kids who miss class

By Around the Web

(FOXBUSINESS) — For most people, having access to clean clothes is something that they don’t think twice about. But for many youngsters across America, wearing clean clothes is a luxury and not having them can be an impediment to attending school.

Some students may feel insecure about going to school wearing dirty clothes and as a result, they’ll skip class. So that’s why Dr. Melody Gunn, the former principal of Gibson Elementary School in St. Louis decided that something had to be done to fix her students’ attendance problem.

“We don’t want a student not coming to school because their clothes aren’t clean” Dr. Gunn tells

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