ERIC Number: ED085463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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Data Processing Requirements for School Desegregation: A Case Study of the San Francisco Unified School District.
The goal of this report is to introduce the kinds of data and the kinds of reports which are useful in the process of desegregating schools. In September of 1971, the San Francisco Unified School District desegregated its elementary schools. That it was able to open these schools in semi-normal fashion was due in large part to the services provided by the District's Data Processing Department. This report is intended to serve as a guidebook for Data Processing personnel in other school districts who may be faced with a similar situation. One fundamental change which is made necessary by school desegregation is the evaluation and development of new student assignments to schools based on the racial/ethnic distribution of students. The desegregation plan which had been developed during the spring of 1971 and accepted by the Court in July organized the City into seven geographic areas or "zones." School assignments are made by Census block. The close to 100 elementary schools which had been previously organized as kindergarten through grade six now were converted to "primary" (i.e., kindergarten to grade three) or "intermediate" (grades four to six.). This required the re-evaluation of school sites and their suitability for primary and intermediate grade levels. The advantage to changing grade level designation is that most children can be assigned to their local school for at least part of their elementary school years. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Data Processing, Desegregation Methods, Educational Environment, Elementary School Students, Information Needs, Reports, School Desegregation, School District Reorganization, School Organization, Secondary School Students, Student Characteristics, Student Placement, Technical Writing, Transfer Programs
The Council of the Great City Schools, 1707 H Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 (Price not quoted)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California