Osage Nation Head Start

Osage Nation Head Start

Osage Nation Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear recently sent out a letter to Osage Nation Head Start stating that the Skiatook Head Start facility will no longer be supported by the Osage Nation.

The changes also affect facilities in Pawhuska, Hominy and Fairfax.

The letter states that the closings are due to shut downs related to COVID-19.

“The Osage Nation will do all we can to support public/private entities and the Office of Head Start establish new sponsorship and expansion of our Early Learning Academies to accommodate all Osage families,” the letter states. “These are trying times and there will be more difficult decisions to be made throughout the summer.”

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Lindsey is the managing editor for the Skiatook Journal. She holds an M.A in English from the University of Central Oklahoma. Prior to the start of her news career in 2011, Renuard was a professor of English at the University of Central Oklahoma.