ERIC Number: ED117276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Status Report on School Desegregation in Bloomfield, Connecticut; November 1973.
Jablonsky, Adelaide; And Others
On June 16, 1971, after a number of public hearings, the Board of Education of Bloomfield, Connecticut approved a plan for redistricting the Bloomfield elementary Schools, to take effect at the start of the 1971-72 school year. Several guidelines were recommended: (1) all voluntary busing will cease, (2) reassignments shall be made on the basis of residence, grade level space, and facilities for each pupil, (3) adherence as closely as possible to the current Board of Education policy on Reasonable Walking Distance to school shall be maintained, (4) classes shall be integrated so that not more than seven percent difference of racial minority pupils between schools, and, (5) in reestablishing school boundary lines, consideration be given to reduction of fragmented districts. As a continuation of a series of studies on school desegregation in the United States a team of four members from Teachers College, Columbia University, spent two days, November 15 and 16, 1973 in Bloomfield, Connecticut meeting with town and school officials, citizens, parents, teachers and schools and observing in four schools. The purpose of the visit was to study the system and to gather information about the schools and people involved in the desegregation process. This report presents the content of those interviews and observations with no attempt to judge the effectiveness of the desegregation-integration process. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut