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Nipomo High students and parents voice concern over departure of principal

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The Lucia Mar School Board is expecting to hear from a large number of Nipomo High School students and parents who are upset over the reassignment of the school's principal.

Tuesday night's meeting was moved to the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande, in order to better handle the crowd.

Principal Michelle Johnson plans to leave her post at the end of the school year and return in the fall as a physical education teacher.

Her supporters, including parent Becky Crowe, are concerned the principal is not leaving by choice and they plan to make that known at the board meeting.

"I think what we're all hoping for is that we will have a good turnout of supporters and just let them know that we're not happy with this decision that was made," said Crowe. "We're hoping they'll reconsider it, but we're realistic in that regard too."

It's unclear how Principal Johnson would respond should the superintendent reverse the situation.