Demand higher than expected for state program aimed at eliminating preschool suspensions, expulsions

Posted: April 9, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Behavior interventionist Sarah Berger (right) reads during story time at Adkins Pre-K in Jacksonville on Thursday.

A new state program designed to eliminate preschool suspensions and expulsions served nearly triple the children in its first year as officials had initially predicted, according to recently released data detailing the state Department of Human Services prevention program.

Behavior interventionist Sarah Berger (right) interacts with her students during playtime at Adkins Pre-K in Jacksonville on Thursday.

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