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ERIC Number: ED002083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jul
Pages: 21
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REPORT TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SAUSALITO SCHOOL DISTRICT, ON ETHNIC PROBLEMS IN THE SAUSALITO SCHOOL DISTRICT.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
RACIAL IMBALANCE IN THE SAUSALITO SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS LEGAL SOCIAL, ETHICAL, AND EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATIONS. THE SCHOOL POPULATION COMES FROM THREE MAJOR COMMUNITIES WITHIN THE DISTRICT. THE SCHOOLS MUST COPE WITH THE DISCONTINUITY OF A PUPIL ENROLLMENT PATTERN CAUSED BY THE CONSTANT TURNOVER OF PERSONNEL AT THE MILITARY INSTALLATIONS IN THE AREA. THE SITUATION IN MARINE CITY IS DIFFERENT, THE STUDENTS ARE GENERALLY NONWHITE AND AT THE LOWER END OF THE SOIOECONOMIC SCALE. THE SAUSALITO COMMUNITY CONSISTS MAINLY OF PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE, MEMBERS OF LEISURE GROUPS, ARTIST GROUPS, OR BUSINESS EXECUTIVES. MOREOVER, WHILE THE PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS FROM MARINE CITY IS INCREASING, THAT FROM SAUSALITO IS DECREASING AND, FROM ALL APPEARANCE, WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO. CONSEQUENTLY, IT IS FELT THAT AN IDEAL ETHNIC BALANCE IN EACH SCHOOL IS NOT FEASIBLE. THE SITUATION WAS NOT CREATED OR HELPED ALONG BY ANY CONSCIOUS OR DELIBERATE ACTS. RESOLUTION OF THE PROBLEMS WILL REQUIRE FACILITIES AND RESOURCES FROM OUTSIDE THE LOCAL DISTRICT. A DETERIORATION IN SCHOOL-COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS HAS DEVELOPED OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, CONTRIBUTING TO THE ALIENATION OF THE SCHOOLS FROM SUBSTANTIAL SEGMENTS OF THE COMMUNITIES WITHIN THE DISTRICT. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT A CITIZENS' ADVISORY COMMITTEE BE APPOINTED TO MAKE A THOROUGH STUDY OF THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF THE DISTRICT AND THAT AN INTERSCHOOL FACULTY COMMITTEE MAKE A STUDY OF CURRENT SCHOOL TESTING, PUPIL CLASS ASSIGNMENTS, AND CURRICULUM PRACTICES.
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California (Sausalito)