LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Lafayette Parish Sheriff Mike Neustrom is urging the School Board to contract with a nonprofit organization to provide educational and behavior intervention services for some of the parish's most troubled students.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/SWMH0J ) that the board on Wednesday received information about a proposed contract with the organization, AMIKids, to provide day treatment services on the Moss Preparatory campus beginning in mid-January. The program would serve up to 30 students at risk of being expelled from the school system.

Students who don't follow school rules may be sent to Moss Preparatory, the district's new alternative education site. The AMIKids program would serve those students who aren't making it at Moss Prep, Superintendent Pat Cooper said.

Neustrom said the community needs to invest more resources in programs for troubled teens.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com