Appeal from the Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County in the case of North Hills School District v. Christine J. Walter, No. 8846 of 1979.
Edward A. McQuoid, for appellant.
Michael Witherel, with him, Lee A. Donaldson, Jr., Donaldson & Donaldson, for appellee.
William Fearen, with him, Michael I. Levin and Mary D. France, Cleckner and Fearen, for Amicus Curiae, Pennsylvania School Boards Association.
Judges Rogers, MacPhail and Palladino, sitting as a panel of three. Opinion by Judge MacPhail.
[ 87 Pa. Commw. Page 303]
This is an appeal by Christine J. Walter (Appellant) from a decision by the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County which held that Appellant must pay back to North Hills School District (School District) the benefits she received while on sabbatical leave.
Appellant, a professional employee of the School District, requested and was granted sabbatical leave for the 1977-78 school year for the purpose of study.*fn1 During this sabbatical, the School District paid the following sums:
One-half regular salary to Appel-
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