Pay Cuts on the Horizon for Head Start Employees
ALACHUA COUNTY - Teachers at the Head Start program in Alachua County are going to have to vote on how they want their pay cut.
The two main choices are a 2% decrease across the board or the option of working 30 minutes less a day.
There are a little over 100 head start employees.
The potential cuts come after the school board discovered they could no longer help supplement the operating expenses of the program.
Karen McCann, Alachua County Education Association: "They didn't give them money but what they did was they didnt charge them for some of the services such as utilities as they had been charged for so they could have more in their budget to pay their employees."
The Head Start program is funded solely by the federal governement and provides free Pre-K to 3 and 4 year olds.
The program suffered with last year's government shutdown.
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