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School transfer date set for 1976-77


City black students have until April 15 to request transfer to North Brunswick Township High School for the 1976-77 school year.

The deadline was set last night by the school board at its conference session, according to Frank Reen acting superintendent of schools

This year 37 black students chose to take advantage of the state education commissioner’s directive that the township high school accept up to 200 black students from New Brunswick for the next 10 years.

The school board had set last Oct. 15 as a deadline for this year’s transfers. But Reen said six or seven other students requested transfer after that date. However, Reen said it is unlikely the students would be allowed to transfer this late in the school year.

In his antiregionalization decision of last year, state commissioner of education Fred G. Burke ended the more than 100-year-old sending-receiving relationship between the township and the city.

His directive that the township accept black students from New Brunswick was an effort to create racial balance in both the predominantly black city school and the predominately white suburban high school.

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