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Metro Human Rights Commission Announces Support of Hargens

The Metro Human Rights Commission, today, announced their support of Dr. Donna Hargens, the new JCPS Superintendent.The Commission had echoed the calls of the local NAACP for the JCPS School Board to re-open the search. But a week ago, the School Board went into closed session for almost four hours and came back only to announce that Dr. Hargens would be the new Superintendent.The local NAACP chapter quickly announced their support of Dr. Hargens, and now the Metro Human Rights Commission has joined the efforts to welcome Dr. Hargens."It is our hope that with our new school superintendent in place," says Comissioner Dawn Wilson "we as a community will be able to move forward together for a brighter future for our students."

The two finalists' public appearances were marked by general unrest, but the community has begun to rally around Hargens.