Student body president pushes for better toilet paper

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (CNN) – A teenage politician has a plan. He says he was elected by his peers for his two-ply platform. And now, he’s taking the bathroom battle before the school board.

It all started out with a campaign promise.

Sekayi Fraser passed out flyers at Cabin John Middle School.

Now, the 14-year-old politician is making an impassioned plea to those in charge at Montgomery County Public Schools, asking for them to upgrade the school’s toilet paper to two-ply.

“It feels rough as sandpaper and very thin, which has led to many uncomfortable circumstances for students,” said Fraser.

The school district said upgrading to two-ply would increase the cost per case from $29.30 to $33.75.

The school district purchases approximately 7,000 cases a year, for a cost of $200,000.

That means the two-ply proposal would require an extra $31,000.

So far, school board members seem somewhat supportive of Fraser’s proposal.

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(This story was originally published on January 15, 2020)

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