The preschools are part of the Head Start program and teachers and support staff of Head Start classrooms are paid with federal funds, according to a letter sent home to parents Wednesday by Cherokee Head Start Principal Donna Adams.
In the letter, Adams said unless the federal government ends its shutdown or restores funding through other means, the Ralph Bunche Center, Little River Pre-K and Oak Grove Pre-K will run out of money to operate after Friday.
“Since there is a distinct possibility that your child will not be able to attend one of the School District’s Head Start classrooms as early as Monday, I would advise you begin making alternative plans for your child during the time in which they would normally attend the Head Start program,” Adams wrote in the letter to parents.
Parents of children with an IEP for special education students will receive additional communication this week about provisions for continued services for those students, the principal said.
Those with questions can call Adams at (770) 479-4744.