Berea Head Start Program Softens Blow From Federal Budget Cuts

Reported by: Ian Preston
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 8/20/2013 12:17 am
As part of the Federal Government sequester cuts, more than $400 million will be taken out of the Head Start program.

Head Start is a nationally funded pre-kindergarten program that helps young children from families living below the poverty line, prepare for school.

According to the National Head Start Association, more than 50,000 kids will have to be turned away from the program this year.

Last year Kentucky had more than 20,000 children in Head Start programs.

The NHSA said more than 800 of those kids will be turned away in 2013.

The Head Start program in Berea will not be among the programs turning children away. 

Berea program administrators anticipated the federal cuts and re-allocated money from other programs, so no children would be turned away.
Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
iPhone Campers Evacuated, Mall Searched For Reported Armed Suspect
Lexington Police made campers for the newest iPhone leave their spots in line outside Fayette Mall Thursday night after reports of a man with a gun in the area. Video Video
School bookkeeper charged with embezzling funds
A former bookkeeper at Saint Gabriel the Archangel Church and School in Louisville has been charged with embezzling $83,191 in funds from the parish by means of wire fraud.
Update: No Gunman Found In Fayette Mall
Police ended their search of the Fayette Mall on Thursday night after a security guard said a man pointed a gun at her. No gunman was found.
Louisville woman loses state fair blue ribbon
The Louisville woman whose prize-winning recipe for buttermilk pie featured a store-bought crust has lost her blue ribbon.
Former Kentucky Republican Leader Dies
Former Kentucky gubernatorial press secretary and congressional aide Larry Van Hoose has died in Florida. He was 76.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.