Thank you to Lori for sharing that Project Enlightenment may face some pretty major cuts in the next fiscal year.
According to another source of mine, programs at the popular center, which provides resources and counseling for parents, caregivers and teachers of kids ages birth to 5, could be on the chopping block as part of proposed cuts to the system's central services operations.
Back in November, Wake superintendent Del Burns called for senior management to make plans for cutting central services operations to close a $20 million budget gap. Burns will present his proposed budget to the school board on Tuesday. The board must send their proposed budget to Wake County commissioners by May 15.
I featured some of the work that Project Enlightenment does in the community earlier this month as part of a series on kindergarten readiness. See the blogposts and videos just to the left of this post. The center will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Lori has launched a Facebook page to urge school board members to "Save Project Enlightenment." Click here to find it.