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Federal budget cutbacks hampering local Head Start programs

 


Painful budget cuts due to sequestration hit Nebraska's Head Start programs hard this year.

According to officials with the organization, 372 children and families in the state will be cut off from Head Start's services because of these rollbacks. More than 100 early childhood program staff will lose their jobs or have their hours reduced as well. Budget sequestration went into effect March 1 of this year, causing massive budget cuts to many federally funded organizations.

Sidney's Head Start is feeling these budget cuts in a big way, according to Patsy Yager, a teacher there.

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