Original jurisdiction in case of Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission v. Board of Public Education of the School District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Persifor S. Oliver, Jr., Assistant Solicitor, with him Justin M. Johnson, Solicitor, for appellant.
Jay H. Feldstein, Assistant General Counsel, for appellee.
President Judge Bowman and Judges Crumlish, Jr., Kramer, Wilkinson, Jr., Mencer, Rogers and Blatt.
[ 28 Pa. Commw. Page 155]
At argument before the Court, counsel for the appellee, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (Commission), and the appellant, Board of Public Education of the School District of Pittsburgh (District), indicated that they would be amenable to a resolution of this case by an Order requiring the appellant to submit a new plan for the correction of racial imbalance in the School District.
Accordingly, we enter the following
And Now, this 13th day of January, 1977, the School District of Pittsburgh and its Board are ordered to prepare and submit to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission a definitive plan to correct racial imbalance in its schools, in accordance with the law and the Commission's guidelines.
[ 28 Pa. Commw. Page 156]
It is also ordered that the plan shall be submitted on or before July 1, 1977. It shall conform to the requirements of the Amended Final Order of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission dated September 25, 1972 (filed at No. P-691), except for the timetable for implementation. The following timetable shall be adhered to in lieu of that set forth in the Amended Final Order of the Commission:
(1) The plan shall provide for the elimination of racial imbalance in all senior high school grade spans (9-12) by the beginning of the school year 1977-78.
(2) The plan shall provide for the elimination of racial imbalance in all middle and junior high school grade spans (6-8) by the ...