The Transylvania Times -

By Mark Todd
Staff Writer" 

Smart Start Director Worries What State May Do

 

March 15, 2011



Joe Castro, director of Smart Start in Transylvania County, is alarmed that state lawmakers are considering eliminating his agency, which oversees programs that promote early childhood education.

Several appropriations sub-committees in the N.C. General Assembly are presently working on their respective budgets and elimination of Smart Start is one possibility as the state looks to bridge a roughly $2.4 billion budget gap.

"It is indeed mind-boggling that the Republican leadership of our state legislature would even consider eliminating Smart Start and More at Four programs that have been n...



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