Local Head Start centers untouched by federal cuts
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The Administration for Children and Families tally of federally sequestered cuts released Monday, Aug. 19, will have no effects on Tracy Head Start facilities, according to Gloryanna Rhodes, Head State Child Development Council Delegate Director for San Joaquin County.

A Head Start Sequestration Impact report showed California was going to drop 5,611 children from its Head Start programs due to cuts.

Rhodes said none of those cuts will be felt at the two Tracy sites — McKinley Village Child Development Center, 2105 Tracy Blvd., and Agape Head Start, 244 W. Grant Line Road.

"They have the same teacher and same classroom," Rhodes said.

She said there were changes to the Head Start initiatives that were being provided to certain programs in San Joaquin County that effected health and social services, but she said those facilities were introduced to other San Joaquin County programs to avoid any losses of services.

Rhodes said to make the mandatory 5.27 percent in cuts or $1.4 million in their annual budget, changes included a 1 percent pay cut to upper management.

"We wanted minimize any impacts," she said. "No child was put out on the street." 

• Contact Denise Ellen Rizzo at 830-4225 or drizzo@tracypress.com.

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