Dozens of Whatcom County children could be cut from local Head Start and Early Head Start programs if the automatic, across-the-board cuts known as the sequester are allowed to occur.
Those cuts are set to go into effect March 1, with impacts for education, public health, federal jobs and more.
In Washington state, more than 1,000 children could be cut from Head Start, a federal program that provides education, health, nutrition and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families.
In Whatcom County, about 18 children would be cut from the Opportunity Council’s Head Start program, nearly 12 from the Lummi Indian Business Council program and more than three from the Nooksack Indian Tribe’s program.
Do you think the automatic spending cuts should be allowed to go through, or should Congress avoid them by any means necessary?