'School funding is being cut, cut, cut, cut...' Donation will help Sullivan County special needs children

Special needs students will get a boost to help them thrive in and outside of the classroom.

Posted: Mar 8, 2019 6:27 PM

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Special needs students will get a boost to help them thrive in and outside of the classroom.

That's thanks to 100 Women Who Care of Sullivan County.

The group recently gifted Hymera Elementry with grant money.

It will be used to buy playground equipment that is handicap accessible.

"School funding is being cut, cut, cut, cut, and some of the things that go first are some of the things that are very important, like play for children. I am a teacher that believes in play," Kindergarten teacher Tina Ficklin said.

Leaders plan to buy more special needs equipment, including sound-muffling headphones, subtle lighting, and specialized seating.

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