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Shelby Co. Schools may take over program

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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Shelby County Schools may be taking over Tennessee's head start program after the board realized it may be too expensive to continue the initiative.

Wednesday, the County Commission Committee approved a resolution that would make it possible for the Shelby County Schools to take control of the head start program. In order to continue the program, the board would have had to use more than $20 million in federal funds.

The new program could include more prekindergarten classes under the district's program.

The plan is set to begin in October.

It is currently unclear how this could impact your taxes or the pre-K program.

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