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Head Start Shutdown

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The Florence Head Start program will be shutting down due to lack of funding. The Florence Head Start program will be shutting down due to lack of funding.

The Florence Head Start program will have to close on October 11th because they haven't received any of the $2.1 million dollars they were promised.

The district says because the program is one hundred percent federally funded, they have no other options but to close the school.

About 280 kids are in the program right now. 42 teachers will also be out of a job.

Dr. Janet Womack\Florence City Schools Superintendent, says, "I think it's time that political and personal agendas be put aside and they should have to look in the face of our children and families and make decisions based on what's right for them."

The district is trying to come up with options for schooling for the kids, but so far, there aren't any viable ones.

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