Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

35 Years Ago

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

35 Years Ago

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A federal judge approved a desegregation plan for the New District school merger yesterday, resulting in the immediate conversion of Edgewood High School into a middle school and the closing of two secondary schools in the former General Braddock district.

The 200 Edgewood High students will be reassigned this fall to either Churchill, Swissvale or Turtle Creek high schools as part of the plan approved by U.S. District Chief Judge Gerald J. Weber.

The plan is an expedited version of a proposal embraced recently by the New District Interim Operating Committee (IOC), which Weber is leaving responsible for operation of the court-ordered consolidation.

Weber's approval means that Braddock Junior High and Scott High will be closed immediately. Edgewood High will be used as a middle school as well as the junior high, which is part of the same complex of buildings. …

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