The Marietta Board of Education has agreed to assist the Cobb County School District with two academic programs, helping Cobb and Marietta students who are at least 18 years old and students with disabilities. (Courtesy of Marietta City Schools)

Cobb, Marietta helping students with disabilities, older students

The Marietta Board of Education has agreed to continue its support, with the Cobb County School District, of the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support (GNETS) program for students with disabilities and the Students Exploring Transition Services (SETS) program for students who are at least age 18.

CCSD is the fiscal agent for Hope, Achievement, Victory, Encouragement, Nobility (H.A.V.E.N.) Academy in Mableton, a GNETS program that serves CCSD and Marietta City Schools (MCS) and provides services for students with disabilities with greater intensity and frequency than those that are delivered typically in a general education school setting.

To support the needs of MCS students and H.A.V.E.N. Academy, CCSD hires staff who can provide therapeutic supports and services to these students.

During the 2019-20 academic year, MCS will provide an increase of $10,000 - to be $84,000 from the MCS General Fund.

For the SETS program, MCS will provide $11,000 from IDEA/Medicaid to assist CCSD.

The role of SETS is to support students on an alternative curriculum who have completed all academic and testing requirements for graduation and who are at least 18 years old.

SETS is designed to introduce these students to adult responsibilities through community-based instruction.

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