Douglass alumni say their school needs stability ASAP

Graduates of Atlanta’s Douglass High School are fed up.

Douglass, which today is one of the city’s lowest-performing high schools, has churned through principals at the rate of about one every two years. Douglass is slated to get another new principal next year.

Tonight, Councilman Michael Julian Bond, a Douglass alumnus, will moderate a community meeting on how to fix Douglass.

The alumni association flier for the event reads, “Douglass High needs consistency and sustainability in order to be successful. The CHURNING of Principals at our beloved Frederick Douglass High School MUST STOP!!!”

Douglass is at risk of state takeover if voters approve Gov. Nathan Deal’s Opportunity School District plan this fall, based on past performance. Atlanta Public Schools officials have not yet said whether the school improved enough last year to avoid potential takeover.

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The meeting is tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the school, 225 Hamilton E. Holmes Drive.

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