The ïormation of a black student organization was discussed yesterday at a special meeting of about 50black Pioneer High School students. The session took place during the school's annual convention which precedes the election of Student Council officers for the ccming school year. The black students adjourned to a separate room during the convention activities following a suggestion by a black female student that either a separate black Student Council be elected or representation on the Council be half-black and halfwhite. Ronald R. Edmonds, human relations director for the Ann Arbor Public Schools who attended the black students' caucus, said the black girl spoke only for herself - and not for the black students collectively - when she made the Student Council suggestions. Edmonds said the black students' meeting was held prij marily to discuss formation of a black student organization for Pioneer High students, not to discuss the girl's Student Council proposals. The black student organa-l tion, which is still in the dis-l cussion stages, would not nec-l essarily be a school organiza-j tion, Édmonds said. There are approximately 70l black students at Pioneer High.l Edmonds said three black student representatives alsol Iwere elected during the special! meeting to be spokesmen withl the administration in the futurel regarding possible changes inl Student Council election proce-l dures. The black students returnedl to their classes with the otherl Pioneer High students yester-l day morning following the ad-I journment of the convention.
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