Clipped From The Bridgeport Telegram
Appeals Court Backs Ruling on Boston Schools * £ C \ I I ■ L I, | f , , Circuit Court Utiheld ihe (e-ileral (e-ileral (e-ileral court ruling requiring desfgregation rdered that the controversial e continued, anlmoua opinion an nounced Thursday by Chief Judge Frank M. Coilln, this tnree-juage tnree-juage tnree-juage pmei upueia u.o. Distilct Court. Judge W. Arthur Garrity's finding that Boslfin'a schools were inienllnnauy see-, see-, see-, regaled. The paiel alter upheld Gatrity's order that racial bal- bal- ne resiorei :a rne city s school system. The appeal ol Garrity's June 21 ruling was filed by the Boston Boston Schcsl Committee, which opposed lorced deEeg- deEeg- rcgatnn nt the scUnols. Arguments Arguments on the appeal were heard Nov. A. In the liaht ol the ample factual precedents in the Supreme Supreme Cnurt we do not see how the court could arrive at any other conclusion," Coffin said in his 36-page 36-page 36-page opinion. At'i-.ivj At'i-.ivj At'i-.ivj wli :.-;,t :.-;,t that r.ic.i.i! tensions and violence have marred Boston school integration. integration. Collin said: "We cannot fail to be aware oi the lhat attends any mo ment when change In old approaches approaches is at last mandated by court decree. unique in some of its traditions, de- de- pluc profile and .style, its uniqueness cannot exempt it from complying with a national policy forged long ago and laboriously laboriously implemented throughout throughout the land." The appeals court action came one day after Garrity summoned' . rnemhers bt the school committee into court fol lowing a 3-2 3-2 3-2 cnmmittee vote to defy another Garrily order. Garrity declined to cito for iminal contempt the three committee members who voted reject a long-range long-range long-range deseg regation plan ordered by Gar- Gar- tv to be submiited tu mm. by noun lait Monday, irrity scheduled a civil con-Tit con-Tit con-Tit hearing for Ihe three — committee Chairman John' J. Kerrigan and members Paul Ellis and John J, McDonough — on" Dec. 27. The lone-ranee lone-ranee lone-ranee plan prepared by the c!ty7s school department was delivered to the court despite despite the committee vote by the committee'^ attorney, John Mirick who was granted permission permission by Garrily to withdraw from the case Wednesday, lhat plan calls tor Dosing about J5,uM> of Boston's 87,000 schoolchildren next September. Under the plan ordered by Gar- Gar- lember, nhnut 1B.0D0 students are bused, a related development Thursday, a spokesman for the federal Department of Health, FriiiriLicn and weuare an nounced that processing of Bos- Bos- • application lor a S1.9 mil lion grant to: help pay for school desegregation had befen stopped. Tl* spokesman said the city was granted a waiver from some department . regulations (or applying far the ' grant and that one' condition ol the waiver was that the school committee honor all court nrders con nected with the desegregation effort. The department's legal dlvi-on dlvi-on dlvi-on will be studying the impact of the committee's decision.not submit the long-range long-range long-range plan Garrity aa it ' applies to the conditions of the. waiver, the spokesman said. ■ BRA1NTREE, Mass. (AP) — Eraintree schnol officials have suspended 1SD students who walked out of Hraintree High School in a display of sympathy for opponents of school busing in Boston . Another 250 students who took part in the walkout Monday Monday have been kept after the normal scnnoi closing time ra make up the two hours they missed, according to school officials. officials. John W. Leroy Jr., hsad-master hsad-master hsad-master at the school, said the suspended students will be rein- rein- Me.inv.hilc, Boston school of ficials reported no incidents iliii. -u.jv as lour scnnois in ir.e South Boston-Roxbury Boston-Roxbury Boston-Roxbury High nlex remained claEed. Those schools, closed after vio lence flared there late tast eek, will reopen for classes on Jan. 2.