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ERIC Number: ED002074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-May-28
Pages: 44
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STUDY OF BUS TRANSPORTATION FOR RELIEF OF OVERCROWDEDNESS IN THE ST. LOUIS SCHOOLS.
Saint Louis Board of Education, MO.
PRESENTED IS A REPORT ON WHAT ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, AND 15 OTHER CITIES HAVING MORE THAN A 300,000 POPULATION ARE DOING WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OF BUS TRANSPORTATION IN RELIEVING OVERCROWDEDNESS RELATIVE TO THE PROCESS OF DESEGREGATION AND INTEGRATION OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. THE REPORT CONTAINS FOUR SECTIONS--(1) BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE PROBLEM OF BUS TRANSPORTATION IN ST. LOUIS INDICATES ITS SCOPE, MAGNITUDE, AND COST, AND OUTLINES THE POPULATION SHIFTS WHICH HAVE BEEN PRINCIPALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SITUATION. BUS TRANSPORTATION IS INDICATED TO BE ONE OF THE MEASURES OF LAST RESORT IN AN EMERGENCY PROGRAM. (2) A RESUME OF PRACTICES BEING FOLLOWED IN THE DAY-BY-DAY OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM INCLUDES THE SUPERVISION AND CONDUCT OF CHILDREN WHILE LOADING AND UNLOADING BUSES AND WHILE ON THE BUSES, ON THE PLAYGROUND, IN THE CLASSROOM, AND IN THE LUNCH ROOM. (3) A DIGEST OF THE THINKING AND VIEWPOINTS OF TEACHERS, PRINCIPALS, PARENTS, AND CITIZENS INTERVIEWED INCLUDES OPINIONS ON ADMINISTRATIVE ARRANGEMENTS, MAINTENANCE OF DEMOCRATIC INTERGROUP RELATIONS, AND ORGANIZATION FOR INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES. (4) A LISTING OF SUGGESTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS IS BASED LARGELY ON OTHER LOCAL AND NATIONAL ACTIONS WHICH EMPHASIZE THE OBJECTIVES OF INSTRUCTIONAL EFFICIENCY AND DEMOCRATIC HUMAN RELATIONS. DATA WERE COLLECTED BY VISITS TO OTHER CITIES AND THROUGH CORRESPONDENCE.
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Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Board of Education, MO.
Identifiers: Missouri (Saint Louis)