Contract renewed to help Cobb alternative students

Cobb public school students, who need additional guidance, will continue to receive that help through the alternative education program of the Cobb County School District.

The Cobb County Board of Education voted 7-0 Feb. 15 to renew the annual contract through June 30 with Ombudsman Alternative Education, an outside provider, for $2.1 million.

These services are provided at four locations throughout the district with 285 seats - that are mostly full - for middle and high school students.

They have suspension or expulsion issues due to behavioral problems or disabilities.

The goal is to help them get back on track to graduate on time.