The Madison County Regional Office of Education is announcing a new mentoring program in response to Illinois Senate Bill 100.  The bill, which Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law earlier this week, eliminates automatic "zero tolerance" suspensions and expulsions.

It also requires that schools exhaust all other means of intervention before expelling students or suspending them for more than three days.  Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools Robert Daiber tells The Big Z the new effort is called "Give 30".

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If you would like to learn more about mentoring through this program, call 618-296-4530.


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