Head Start and Early Head Start centers closed Monday in Hillsborough

After losing power, the centers must be assessed, officials said.
Head start and early head start centers will remain closed Monday.
Head start and early head start centers will remain closed Monday. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and archive | Times ]
Published Oct. 3, 2022

Hillsborough County announced that all Head Start and Early Head Start Centers will be closed Monday to allow for staff to assess and clean the centers.

Five of the 19 centers lost power during Hurricane Ian, a news release said. Power has since been restored but staff needs to evaluate before reopening.

The centers, which serve children up to age 5 and provide family support services, expect to reopen Tuesday.

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