Sad news for Head Start. The House Education Committee voted No on MEA-MFT’s Head Start funding bill (HB 353) on a party line vote. Democrats voted yes, Republicans no.
HB 353 provided a modest amount of state funding for this chronically under-funded program. It is one of MEA-MFT’s priorities this legislative session.
The money is available in the state budget, but apparently the will is not available in the legislative majority.