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Title XL ADDITIONAL EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS

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  660.657.  Grantees, duties — health services advisory committee — promulgation of policies, requirements. — 1.  Head start grantees shall take an active role in community planning to encourage strong communication, cooperation and the sharing of information among the agencies and their community partners, and to improve the delivery of community services to children and families.  Head start grantees shall take affirmative steps to establish ongoing collaborative relationships with community organizations in order to promote access for children and their families to community services that are responsive to their needs, and to ensure that early head start and head start programs respond to community needs.  Head start grantees shall perform outreach to encourage volunteers from the community to participate in early head start and head start programs.  To enable the effective participation of children with disabilities and their families, a head start grantee shall make specific efforts to develop interagency agreements with local education agencies and other organizations within the grantee's service area.

  2.  Each head start grantee directly operating an early head start or head start program, shall establish and maintain a health services advisory committee which includes professionals and volunteers from the community.  Head start grantees shall also establish and maintain such other service advisory committees as they deem appropriate to address program service issues, such as the development of community partnerships, and to help agencies respond to community needs.

  3.  A head start grantee shall establish and maintain procedures to support successful transitions for enrolled children and families from head start and other child care and development programs into elementary school, preschool programs or other child care settings.

  4.  Each head start grantee, with the concurrence of the head start policy council or committee, may promulgate and implement local policies and procedures that shall be consistent with federal and state laws and regulations.

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(L. 1998 H.B. 1274 § 660.650 subsecs. 3, 4, 5, 6)


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