ERIC Number: ED064464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
Desegregation Study: Dayton Public Schools. NCRIEEO Special Report, May 1972.
Foster, Gordon; McDonald, R. Timothy
On December 8, 1971, the Dayton School Board adopted a series of resolutions committing itself to an integrated system in the Fall of 1972; it directed the superintendent to develop and implement plans for the racial and economic integration of pupils by September 1, 1972. This study is a direct result of the school board resolution. Among the findings were that: (i) district assignment and recruitment practices were seeking to maintain a pattern designated in the Montgomery v. Carr court ruling, and simultaneously attempting to improve faculty racial balance in employing new staff; (ii) blacks hold the lesser-ranked and lower-paying jobs among classified personnel positions; (iii) the proportion of blacks in administrative posts has increased somewhat in the past year, 1970-71; (iv) there exists severe racial isolation in pupil assignment patterns--only five Dayton schools appeared to be nonsegregated; and, (v) the ongoing program is to be commended for its efforts in communication between staff, students, and the community. Among the recommendations were that all pupils in grades 6-8 should be assigned to middle schools, some of the older, less-suitable buildings be abandoned and those schools closed, blacks in the elementary schools be redistributed to a 44.9 overall average, schools be clustered by economic levels, and the assignment of elementary pupils be made in each of the clusters by the principals affected in cooperation with the central office staff. (Authors/RJ)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Black Students, Cluster Grouping, Communication Problems, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Plans, Economic Factors, Faculty Integration, Integration Studies, Racial Balance, Recruitment, School Desegregation, School Organization, School Personnel, School Segregation, School Zoning, Transfer Programs, White Students
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center for Research and Information on Equal Educational Opportunity.
Identifiers: Ohio; Ohio (Dayton)