Press Release: Sen. Lightford–School Suspension or Expulsion Should Be Last Restort, Not Standard Punishment

Thursday, March 27, 2014  CONTACT: Ian Watts (217) 782-0571 || iwatts@senatedem.ilga.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lightford: Suspension or expulsion should be a last resort, not standard punishment SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) believes that Illinois schools need to seriously revise their policies on suspending and expelling students, and she’s sponsoring legislation to set the process in motion. Her plan, Senate Bill 3004, passed the … Continue reading Press Release: Sen. Lightford–School Suspension or Expulsion Should Be Last Restort, Not Standard Punishment