Tag: Navajo Head Start

President Begaye signs $6.3 million for Navajo Head Start. See more education news here

| August 15, 2018
President Begaye signs $6.3 million for Navajo Head Start. See more education news here

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye signed a resolution Aug. 3 approving approximately $6.3 million in supplemental funding for Navajo Head Start.

“The signing of this legislation is saying to every child that we support you, we want you to do well in school,” Begaye said, “even at this young age, we want you to set the foundation for yourself so that you can move on into higher education and whatever field you choose.”

When the federal Office of Head Start announced that it would reduce funding for Navajo Head Start from the original amount of $23 million to $15.7 million, the Navajo Nation undertook an effort to recover the funding. 

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Navajo Council approves emergency funding for Head Start. See more education news here

| July 25, 2018
Navajo Council approves emergency funding for Head Start. See more education news here

On July 17, the Navajo Nation Council approved emergency funding for Navajo Head Start.

The legislation, sponsored by Council Delegate Jonathan Hale (Oak Springs, St. Michaels), seeks to allocate approximately $6.3 million from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance to the Department of Diné Education’s Navajo Head Start program to continue daily operations and direct services for the 2,105 funded student slots under the Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

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Fed Court Rules For Navajo Head Start. See other Page regional news here

| March 28, 2018
Fed Court Rules For Navajo Head Start. See other Page regional news here

A federal court rules Tuesday that Navajo Head Start is entitled to its full funding.

Last week Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye signed an emergency bill that would have provided $6.3 million to the program. The money was meant to keep Head Start open despite a recent setback in court.

On Feb. 28, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied the Navajo Nation’s preliminary injunction. However, Tuesday the federal court set aside the federal Office of Head Start reduction and required full funding of the Navajo Head Start program.

The program’s full funding is $23 million.

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Begaye allocates $6.3 million for Navajo Head Start operations. See more education stories here

| March 7, 2018
Begaye allocates $6.3 million for Navajo Head Start operations. See more education stories here

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said he will approve emergency legislation allocating $6.3 million to ensure Navajo Head Start operations continue.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Feb. 28 denied a preliminary injunction on behalf of Navajo Head Start that requested funding not be reduced from $23 million to $15.8 million.  

The denial states the federal government will provide approximately $15.8 million because Navajo Head Start currently has carryover funds available.

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