ERIC Number: ED210341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Public Information and Public Involvement. Progress Report, September 1980-March 1981.
Cotter, Marian E.
This progress report on the Public Information Section of the St. Louis, Missouri public schools covers the period from April to September 1980 and includes a log of events and descriptions of activities related to the implementation of the school desegregation plan. According to this report, the Public Information Section incorporated the following activities: (1) establishment of a telephone hotline for the dissemination of desegregation related information; (2) development of a media campaign directed toward all segments of the St. Louis community and school personnel; (3) identification of community resources and organizations to act as liaisons between the public schools and the community; (4) coordination of contacts with media persons, arrangement of media conferences, and provision of speakers as requests were made; (5) provision of training in media communication skills for school administrators; and (6) recruitment and training of volunteers for the Straight Story Line. The Straight Story Line is described as an information and referral service which handled telephone inquiries about school assignments, enrollments, transfer policies and procedures, school safety and security measures, and transportation services. Also included in this report is information on the daily number and content of the telephone inquiries. Appended are two summary reports on the Straight Story Line. (JCD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Public Schools, MO.