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ERIC Number: ED017594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-May-9
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE WHITE PLAINS RACIAL BALANCE PLAN (INTERIM).
White Plains Public Schools, NY.
WHITE PLAINS'S PLAN FOR RACIAL BALANCE IN THE SCHOOLS WAS FORMULATED IN RESPONSE TO A BOARD OF EDUCATION RULING THAT ALL CITY SCHOOLS MAINTAIN A MINIMUM NEGRO ENROLLMENT OF 10 PERCENT AND THAT NO SCHOOL BE MORE THAN 30 PERCENT NEGRO. BY SEPTEMBER 1964 ATTENDANCE LINES WERE REDRAWN FOR THE CITY'S 10 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, AND 20 PERCENT OF ALL ELEMENTARY PUPILS WERE REQUIRED TO CHANGE THEIR SCHOOLS. A NEGRO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WHICH WAS 64 PERCENT NEGRO IN THE INNER CITY AREA WAS CONVERTED INTO AN ADULT EDUCATION AND MANPOWER RETRAINING CENTER. AS A RESULT OF THE PLAN, NINE PERCENT OF THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL POPULATION REQUIRED BUSING. ALTHOUGH THE BUSING PROGRAM MET WITH SOME COMMUNITY RESISTANCE, IT WAS WIDELY SUPPORTED AND HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL. BEFORE THE SCHOOLS OPENED IN SEPTEMBER 1964, PTA GROUPS SENT LETTERS TO PARENTS AND PUPILS WELCOMING THEM TO THEIR NEW SCHOOLS, AND MEETINGS WERE HELD WITH PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND ADMINISTRATORS. COMMUNITY SUPPORT WAS ACTIVELY DEMONSTRATED WHEN THE BOARD PRESIDENT WHO HAD SUPPORTED THE PLAN WAS RE-ELECTED BY A WIDE MAJORITY OVER AN "ANTI-PLAN" CANDIDATE. A 1957-64 CHRONOLOGY OF BACKGROUND EVENTS AND A TABULAR ANALYSIS OF PUPIL REGISTRATION BY SCHOOL FROM 1963 TO 1967 ARE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT. (LB)
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Authoring Institution: White Plains Public Schools, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (White Plains)