New Budget Cuts Could Hurt Adult Education and Head Start programs

If Congress does not act on this item, Federally Funded Adult Education and Child Literacy programs such as Head Start could be dramatically changed as of January 2013.

Right now these programs are looking at a 9.1% automatic budget cut, which totals a $4.1 billion cut for the Department of Education and an additional $701 million from Head Start.

This cut would come about because Congress was not able to pass a balanced deficit reduction plan last year. When that didn’t happen, it triggered this need to take the cuts from discretionary spending.

You can keep informed about the decisions your Congressional Representative is supporting by visiting their webpage or accessing them through http://www.house.gov.

 

 

Facebook “Fans” can win something from the B.O.C.E.S.

For Fall 2012 if you “like” the Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center on Facebook you are automatically entered and could be chosen our “Fan of the Week”.*  We do this each Wednesday. You can win things like trinkets or lattes from the B.O.C.E.S. Xpress, something new will be chosen each week.

It’s easy to win, just “like” us on Facebook!

*B.O.C.E.S. staff are not eligible for prizes. The more active you are on our Facebook page, the better your chance of winning!

Family Literacy Program coming to Evanston

A Family Literacy Grant administered by the Wyoming Community College Commission has been awarded to the Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center to bring a Family Literacy program to Evanston.

The grant is a partnership between the B.O.C.E.S. College & Career Readiness Center, Evanston Child Development Center and Youth Opportunities Unlimited.

Family Literacy programs are designed to serve the entire family and include:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Adult Education
  • Parenting Education and
  • Parenting and Interactive Literacy Activities

Classes will begin in September 2012 and all services will be at no cost to those who qualify. Adult Education students can study literacy, college preparation, G.E.D. preparation and/or English Language skills. Transportation will be provided to participants.

The program will include family enrichment opportunities and college and career planning for parents. Children birth through age twelve can receive services. Children will be enrolled in early childhood education/preschool at Evanston Child Development Center and older children will receive assistance through Youth Opportunities Unlimited.

Anyone who is interested should contact Diane White at the B.O.C.E.S. Education Center, 307-789-5742.