Little Braves preschool closure was Head Start's decision


March 27, 2024

Much has been made the last couple years about tough personnel and program cuts at La Conner schools forced by steadily shrinking student enrollment.

But in the most recent example of difficult funding choices – and one not of its making – La Conner is again paying the price.

La Conner Elementary School Principal Heather Fakkema told school board members at their March 25 public meeting that pending closure of the popular Little Braves preschool program is rooted in national budget decisions, not local.

She said the national Head Start organization in a “right-sizing” move is reducing the budg...

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