Federal cuts impact Head Start programs in Davenport, Muscatine


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Posted Online: March 20, 2013, 11:50 am
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The director of an agency that runs Head Start programs in eastern Iowa says automatic federal budget cuts mean that classrooms for 420 children will be temporarily closed for 12 days.

Community Action of Eastern Iowa Executive Director Roger Pavey says Wednesday the closures will happen in the spring and summer. He says they are losing $235,000 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs in locations such as Davenport and Muscatine.

Pavey made the remarks during a conference call arranged by Iowa's branch of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. He says the shut-down will impact children ranging from infants to pre-kindergarten. He says they expect to enroll fewer children in the fall if nothing changes at the federal level.
















 



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