John Meixner, Regional Superintendent of Schools
Fulton | Hancock | McDonough | Schuyler

Project Stay In: Truancy Intervention Program

The goal of Project Stay In Truancy Intervention Program is to provide support to schools as the schools provide K-12 students early assessment, intervention, and remediation of the factors related to Chronic Truancy. Truancy is being absent without a valid cause. Chronic Truant is any student who is absent from school without valid cause for 5% of the previous 180 school days. 

The focus of Project Stay In is to aid students and their families in re-establishing regular attendance, normal school habits, and academic success.

If attendance does not improve following intervention services provided first by the school and subsequently our staff, the student may be subject to truancy proceedings initiated by the Regional Office of Education. These proceedings can include referral to the court system.

Students with attendance problems are eligible for participation in the Project Stay In Program. These students may be referred to the ROE26’s Project Stay In program by the school district.

Attendance & Family Support Specialists

Abby Beck
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (309) 575-3257

Doug Bradley
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (309) 575-3248 ext. 1035

April Yerbic
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (309) 575-3252 ext. 1031


This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.