ERIC Number: ED315480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Jefferson County Schools within Student Compliance Guidelines for First Time but Segregation Exists in Almost All Advance Programs 1987-88. Staff Report 88-9.
This paper reports on the status of desegregation of students, teachers, administrators, and central office personnel in the Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) for the 1987-88 school year. The report indicates that although all schools were brought within the student enrollment guidelines for the 1987-88 school year, many problems remain unsolved. The following desegregation problems are discussed: (1) student enrollment at some schools still does not meet state distribution guidelines; (2) advanced programs and black teachers and administrators are still being segregated; (3) segregated advanced programs are used to offset racial imbalance in regular programs; (4) inner-county schools still have the highest black-student percentages while outer-county schools still have the lowest, and both regions are losing black students; (5) the student ethnic and racial profile is inconsistently reported across schools; (6) new black teachers are still being assigned to predominantly minority schools; (7) the increase in number of black teachers and administrators in the school system is slow; and (8) a disproportionate number of black administrators are assigned to inner- and outer-county schools. Nine graphs are included. Tables of data on student enrollment, teacher and administrator distribution, and students in regular and advanced programs are presented on four appendixes. A bibliography with 14 related publications is provided. (JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Louisville.