Education
3:35 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Head Start Services To Be Offered In Ypsilanti

The Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education last night approved a contract with the Washtenaw Intermediate School District to provide Head Start services in the district.  

Bob Eccles Reports

Superintendent Scott Menzel says Head Start will be offered at three locations. 

Locations: 

  • Ford Early Learning Center
  • Perry Early Learning Center
  • Beatty Early Learning Center, which is the former Head Start building operated by the county. 

Federal funding will cover the $1.3 milllion cost of the program. 

The school board also approved an agreement with Detroit Regional "Dollars for Scholars", an organization that provides scholarships to encourage students to pursue a post-secondary education.  Menzel adds that "Dollars for Scholars" makes scholarships available to encourage students to pursue a post-secondary education. Dollars for Scholars has been serving the area for a while, having started in the Willow Run district in the late 1990's.