ERIC Number: ED210338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun-12
Reference Count: N/A
Desegregation Monitoring and Advisory Committee. Report No. 8.
Foote, Edward T.; Bradney, Lyn
This eighth report by the Desegregation Monitoring and Advisory Committee updates information on the implementation of a court ordered desegregation plan in the St. Louis, Missouri public schools. The introduction states that the successes in carrying out the plan far outweigh the failures. Site visits and management-by-objective reports were cited as major information sources used in monitoring the implementation process. The report cited delays in building renovations and lack of consistent communication about curriculum development as the major problems of the implementation plan at the middle school level. Identifiable problems related to demographics were higher percentages of white attrition than anticipated, overcrowding in some schools, and the loss of some student records. The report attributed delays in the implementation of enrichment and special education programs to lack of consistent curriculum guidelines, inadequate resources and staff as well as limited mainstreaming of students in the case of special education programs. Also emphasized were problems associated with teacher assignments to achieve racial balance, and minimal parent participation due to the burden of too many meetings held by too many competing organizations. Statistics are given on the number of students transported, and the number of vehicles used. (JCD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Methods, Desegregation Plans, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Magnet Schools, Management by Objectives, Parent Participation, Program Administration, Racial Balance, Racial Distribution, School Demography, School Desegregation, School Visitation, Special Programs, Student Transportation, Teacher Transfer
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Public Schools, MO.