Dave Giles,

Truancy Prevention and Homeless Liaison

105 North E Steet

Monmouth, IL 61462


Lorenzo Pugh,

Truancy Intervention and Homeless Liaison

235 E. Main

Galesburg, IL 61401


Contact Information:

Project Stay-In

The Henderson-Knox-Mercer-Warren Counties Regional Office of Education provides Truancy Intervention and Prevention to potential truants, truants, and chronic truants.  The goal is to work directly with these students and their families to prevent truant behavior.

Participating school districts identify and refer students. The Stay--In program operates on the premise that dealing with kindergarten through twelfth grade student's attendance and/or academic problems will result in the student improving school attendance and/or academic performance, which will eventually result in the acquisition of a high school diploma.

Project Stay-In identifies students through system of  referrals by the participating school district, which then initiates steps that lead to the following:  parent/guardian conference, student conference, and Individual Optional Education Plan, periodic evaluation of attendance and monitoring of academic progress.

Illinois Compulsory  Attendance Law

School/District Links:

​Student Referral Form

Janine Harkness,

Data and Information Specialist

105 North E Street

Monmouth, IL 61462



Monmouth Office
105 North E St.
Monmouth IL 61462

(309) 734-6822

Jodi L. Scott, Regional Superintendent of Schools 

Lori Loving, Assistant Regional Superintendent of Schools

McKinney-Vento Education Rights

Galesburg Office
121 S. Prairie St.
Galesburg IL 61401

(309) 345-3828