Head Start set to run rent-free
By TARA REILLY / Staff Writer
Resources for Children and Families would not pay rent to use space in seven Washington County schools for the Head Start program under a draft agreement presented to School Board members Tuesday.
The agreement would be valid for the 2000-2001 school year, according to School Board administrators.
Head Start, which is being run by Resources for Children and Families this year, is open to 3- and 4-year-old children of low-income families. About 369 students will be served.
About 119 of those children will be headed to Emma K. Doub, Hancock, Hickory, Williamsport, Lincolnshire, Bester and Fountaindale elementary schools. The School Board approved those sites at Tuesday night's business meeting.
Sessions in Hancock, Bester, Emma K. Doub and Fountaindale elementary schools will be held in the afternoon, while sessions at Williamsport, Lincolnshire and Hickory elementary schools would be held in the morning.