Both sides in Head Start dispute make case to County Commissioners

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 16, 2021 2:37 PM CT | Published: June 16, 2021 2:28 PM CT
<strong>Pre-kindergarten students read together during class at Porter-Leath's Head Start program on April 23, 2019. Shelby County Schools announced this month that it would not renew its Head Start contract with Porter-Leath when the seven-year agreement expires at the end of this month.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Pre-kindergarten students read together during class at Porter-Leath's Head Start program on April 23, 2019. Shelby County Schools announced this month that it would not renew its Head Start contract with Porter-Leath when the seven-year agreement expires at the end of this month. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Shelby County Schools officials say the Head Start contract with Porter-Leath is unprecedented in terms of its autonomy. A Porter-Leath representative says the relationship started to go bad two years ago.

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Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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