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Student program at Metro's Johnson School is moving

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A program meant to help Metro students overcome emotional and behavioral issues will soon be moving, according to officials.

The program that serves about 60 students at Johnson School will be moving to a new location next year, according to Meredith Libbey, Metro Schools spokeswoman.

Libbey said school leaders are looking at the possibility of outside providers continuing the program possibly off-campus.

Libbey added that as the school board looks at expected enrollment data, facilities issues and staffing issues, the Johnson School may be used for another purpose. A meeting scheduled for Tuesday could help bring more insight, Libbey said.

The service at Johnson School helps high schoolers with emotional or mental health issues who have not done well in traditional schools, Libbey said. "The goal is to help address those problems and transition back to traditional schools."

Parents and students have been notified of the change, Libbey added.

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