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Sequester Could Affect Washington State's Head Start Programs

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NBCRightNow.com -- Automatic spending cuts are set to affect all kinds of services across the country, and many have to do with children.

That is, unless Congress can act by March 1st.

In Washington State, Head Start and Early Head Start services would be eliminated for more than 1,000 children this year, reducing access to early education.

The sequester could cut Head Start funding by 5.3%, which is about $9 million.

Locally, that means funding for almost 30 children could be cut from the Benton Franklin Head Start program.

At Walla Walla Public Schools, funding for 13 kids could be cut. For EPIC in the Yakima area, funding for 57 kids may be cut.

 

 

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