The parish Head Start program has a new home and will offer service to more children. The Red River Parish School Board is taking over the program from PineBelt Multi-purpose Agency. Here is the news release from the School Board.
“The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has awarded Red River Parish School Board through the Designation Renewal System (DRS) the grant to provide services within Red River Parish. Therefore, on July 1, the administration of the program became the responsibility of Red River Parish School Board, located at 1992 Alonzo Street, Coushatta, Louisiana.
“Red River Parish School Board has been providing early childhood services for many years. We are proud to add Head Start services to our early childhood programs. We at RRPSB are excited about this opportunity to serve the children and families in Red River Parish.
“Both PIneBelt Multi-purpose Agency and Red River Parish School Board are committed to a seamless transition and continuity of services. The program will be located at Red River Elementary School and offer both 3 and 4 year old classes. 100 new seats will open to the public.
“Currently enrolled Head Start parents will be contacted in the next week regarding the programs. Parents who are interested in enrollment information or have questions may contact Red River Elementary School at 932-9290.”