Feds want a $10M refund from Newark Head Start, but the money’s most likely gone

Federal auditors want the Newark non-profit that ran the city’s Head Start program for a half century to refund $10 million in taxpayer money, claiming the agency “inflated” its enrollment numbers.

But officials with the now-defunct Newark Preschool Council Inc. say the group is bankrupt and has no way to return money already paid to teachers and other staff for work done several years ago.

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