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Kalamazoo's displaced Head Start workers waiting uncle Sam to finish his paperwork.


KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- These are troubled times for about a hundred former employees of the Kalamazoo County Head Start program.

The County decided last year to hand the program over to K-RESA, which manages the county’s other pre-school programs but the Federal Government has been dragging their feet about transferring the funding, because of the sequester.

County Asst. Administrator John Faul says until the money is transferred, KRESA can’t interview or hire the displaced Head Start workers.

Last Night the County Board eased the pain a little by approving severance packages for about 63 of the former Headstart employees.

Commissioner Michael Seals is a former Head Start worker himself, and says they deserved the severance package.