Feds deny extension for Reach-1, Teach-1 to address deficiencies

Federal officials have denied a request from Reach-1 Teach-1, the private agency which has overseen the Taylor County Head Start program since last September, for an extension to the deadline to rectify a series of deficiencies highlighted in a recent review.

In June, the Office of Head Start released a report detailing 13 deficiencies found within the program, including fiscal mismanagement, lack of governance and oversight, inappropriate curriculum and severe under-enrollment.

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