Good evening. The Urban League is out .. and new management is in place for the roughly 2 thousand children who attend Head Start. The program will resume September 3rd .. with an interim operator called Community Development Institute. For decades ..Head Start was run by the Jacksonville Urban League. But last Spring, the federal government took Head Start away, citing health and safety concerns. Today, the Urban League lost the program for good. Channel 4's Vic Micolucci is joining us from the newsroom .. he spoke with federal officials today .. Vic, what do they say about why they are washing their hands of the Urban League after so many years? 3 3 3 They say very rarely do they have to take this much action, but there were some major problems with Jacksonville's Head Start, and something had to be done for the sake of the children. 3 00-06 47-52 1:20-1:2639:48 "termination and suspension is a very, very serious occurrence." The violations are bad...according to those with the national office of the government-run Head Start. That's why today they announced they're pulling all funding and grants from the Jacksonville Urban League -- which has run the local programs for 17 years.40:08 "so the fact that we had to take this action is very serious." Urban League was suspended last spring after the government found a slew of health and safety problems. Since then, a temporary company called Community Development Institute, or CDI has taken over.There will be changes ....This year, 7 local centers will NOT be reopening, because of many different problems.38:24 "some of the wooden, exposed structures as you can see there are deteriorating and pose a splinting risk for kids. The play structures certainly aren't safe for the children to be on." Enrollment is also down...because of sequestration and federal cuts. This year, 1716 kids are signed up...last year there were more...about 2020. The program is also starting two weeks later than it was supposed to. Over the summer, we got several complaints from parents who say they're not being kept in the loop.00:00 "we don't have anything in writing, we don't know our bus schedule, we don't know who our director is, who's going to be on the campus, or when we can come back." Leaders say they're working on it. 44:20 "we feel it's unfortunate, we don't want any parent to have miscommunicatio n and that's why we're here in the community to speak directly to families and make sure they have all the latest information about what they can expect for their children." 3 So if you're still a little confused about what's next for your child...and you have questions ...the national office of head start is holding a community meeting tomorrow at 6 o'clock at the Hyatt Riverfront downtown. They say it'll help students and parents make the transition under new management a little easier. 3 Vic, has the Urban League responded to the termination? ANSWER- I talked to the president Richard Danford...he says he's still learning about what this means. They did appeal the suspension in the spring...and now their legal team will look over the termination and decide what to do...and what's best for the kids. It's important to note, that the Jacksonville Urban League DOES have the opportunity to reapply in the future...so they're certainly not disqualified for ever.