- Associated Press - Thursday, August 7, 2014

NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - Students in Pointe Coupee Parish have a new disciplinary school.

WBRZ-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1kIgv1z ) the school will cost taxpayers about $100,000, but school board members say it’s providing a place for students who have been suspended or expelled to continue their education.

Pointe Coupee has been one of the few districts without an alternative school. In years past, the students would sit at home, missing school work, and come back unprepared. Now, officials say they’ll get help with school and behavioral issues.

The alternative school will occupy a new modular building located behind the Central Offices and will be staffed with four teachers and a counselor. The school is for students 12 and older who have been suspended or expelled for more than 20 days.

School starts on Aug. 11.

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Information from: WBRZ-TV, https://www.wbrz.com

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