Inventory of the California State Assembly Education Committee Records

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Inventory of the California State Assembly Education Committee Records

See series descriptions for LP numbers.

California State Archives

Office of the Secretary of State

Sacramento, California
Processed by:
Kim Mitchell and Archives Staff
Date Completed:
1 July 2012
Encoded by:
Sara Kuzak
© 2012 California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: California State Assembly Education Committee Records
Dates: 1849-2008
Collection number: See series descriptions for LP numbers.
Creator: Assembly Education Committee, 1849-2009
Collection Size: 138.5 cubic feet
Repository: California State Archives
Sacramento, California
Abstract: The records of the Assembly Committee on Education and its numerous subcommittees contain a total of 138.5 cubic feet of textual, audiovisual, and photographic material. The collection is organized with the records of the standing committee first, followed alphabetically by the subcommittees.
Physical location: California State Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Administrative Information

Access

While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.

Administrative Note

The California State Archives received the records of the Assembly Education Committee over a number of years and archives staff arranged them at various times. While the physical arrangement of the records reflects this variety, this inventory describes all of the records according to present archival descriptive standards for legislative committee records. Therefore, the physical arrangement of these records does not necessarily follow the inventory's order.
The researcher should note that the Archives did not receive records for many of the years of the committee's existence. As the finding aid is meant to be a guide to using the records we do hold, the Committee History and Scope and Content sections may be incomplete; further research is encouraged. It is anticipated that the Archives will receive further records from the Assembly Education Committee. Researchers should check the accession binders in the Archives Reference Room as well as the State Archive on-line catalog Minerva for recently received, unprocessed records.

Publication Rights

For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Assembly Education Committee Records, LP[number]:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

Acquisition History

The California State Archives acquired the Assembly Education Committee records according to state law.

Committee History

The history of the Assembly Education Committee dates to the first legislative session of 1849, thus predating California's admission into the Union. On Tuesday, December 18, 1849, the ninth standing committee of the House to be created was that of Education (1849 Assembly Journal, page 580). It appears that the primary purview of this committee was that of public schools. While the new legislature set about establishing a new government, California officially became the 31st state of the United States of America on September 9, 1850. By 1875, the legislative scope of the committee included "the State Normal School, the State Board of Education, Agriculture, Mining and Mechanics' Art College, and the State University" (1875 Assembly Journal, page 45).
While the records and sources prior to the mid-twentieth century are incomplete, the jurisdiction of the Assembly Standing Committee on Education seems to have changed little in the 160 years of its existence, while the name has not changed at all. By 1995, the jurisdiction of the standing committee had expanded into several specific areas: "adult education, certified employees of schools and teacher salaries, charter schools, leasing of school property, K-12 education, pupil records, school buses and crossing guards, and school facilities and finance" (1995-1996 Assembly Journal, page 4937). As of 2010, the Assembly Education Committee remained relatively unaltered: "education generally, certificated employees of schools, school finance, and school facilities" (Assembly Education Committee webpage, 9/2010).
When the Legislature was in need of specific information on an educational topic, it often created an Interim Committee by House Resolution. These committees were created near the end of each session, though they were not necessarily active during every interim. The interim committees also had only a limited timeframe within which to operate. In 1948, House Resolution 74 created the Interim Committee on Public Education, though in 1951 the interim committee would acquire the same name as its standing committee counterpart (HR197, 1951). Between 1948 and 1972, the interim committee performed many, if not all, hearings within a given legislative session. Since 1973 there has been no interim recess period. From 1951 to 1975, subcommittees also performed extensive work for education.
The most significant subcommittee is that of Higher Education, first created by HR280 in 1957. Its purpose was to study "the needs of educational facilities, sites, and curriculum for higher education beyond the 12th grade" (1957 Assembly Journal, page 6536). During this early period, the subcommittee was primarily engaged with studying the development and administration of state and junior colleges, tuition, and the development of a Master Plan for Higher Education. From 1976 to 1984, this subcommittee had the name of Postsecondary Education, and in 1977 it held a hearing regarding the Bakke Decision. In Regents of the University of California v. Allan Bakke, the United States Supreme Court held that while affirmative action systems are constitutional, a quota system based on race is not. In 1985, the original subcommittee name was reinstated. For the next five years, under the chairmanship of Tom Hayden, the subcommittee delved into the social and structural challenges facing both college students and the institutions themselves. In 1991, this subcommittee became the Standing Committee on Higher Education. The jurisdiction of the standing committee concerned: "academic research partnerships with the private sector, community college job training programs, postsecondary education, financial aid and campuses." (1995-1996 Assembly Journal, page 4938)
Another noteworthy subcommittee, the Subcommittee on Educational Reform, was created January 19, 1976, by Assembly Speaker Leo T. McCarthy and remained active during most legislative sessions through 1990. The subcommittee focused on the administrative aspects of institutional improvements, the feasibility of introducing reforms rather than public popularity.
The researcher should be aware of the somewhat fluid nature of special, select, joint, ad hoc, and subcommittees related to education. For example, the subcommittee on Higher Education coexisted with a Joint Committee on Higher Education in 1969 and would become a standing committee in 1991. Additionally, there have existed numerous committees, commissions, boards, agencies, etc. which have related or overlapping jurisdictions as the Assembly Education Committee.
For a complete list of standing committee chairs, please see Appendix A.

Scope and Content

The records of the Assembly Committee on Education and its numerous subcommittees contain a total of 138.5 cubic feet of textual, audiovisual, and photographic material. The collection is organized with the records of the standing committee first, followed alphabetically by the subcommittees. The subcommittees of most significance are that of Educational Reform and Higher Education; thus, they are the only ones mentioned within this descriptive section.
The standing committee records make up 94.5 cubic feet of the total collection. The series found within the standing committee records include Bill Files (1971-2008), Hearing Files (1952-1984), Subject Files (1968-1980), Consultant's Legislative Files (1969-1974), and Reports (1850-1986).
The Bill Files document the legislative bills directed to the Committee on Education. Notable legislation considered by the standing committee in recent years includes AB2310 (Firestone, 1995-1996) Bilingual Education; AB222 (Kuehl, 1999-2000) The Dignity for All Students Act; and SB740 (O'Connell, 2001-2003) Charter schools. This variety of topics reflects the broad reach and scope of the Assembly Education Committee.
The Hearing Files pertain to the standing committee's investigation of certain topics. Since 1952, the hearings of the standing committee have reflected a balance between social and administrative issues.
The Subject Files contain information on a variety of topics relevant to the committee. The files often include additional information on an existing bill or hearing file, material related to proposed legislation, or documents related to committee administration. These files deal with a multitude of topics including Bilingual Education, Collective Bargaining, Community Colleges, Early Childhood Education (ECE), Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Finance, Los Angeles Schools, Preschool Programs, Regional Occupational Centers, R.I.S.E., Special Education, Statewide Testing, University of California, Venereal Disease Education, and Year-Round Schools.
The Reports document the committee's findings on various topics of study referred to them. The files from 1850-1883 primarily concern public schools, while the reports from 1947-1978 constitute the bulk of the files and relate to topics such as Veterans Tax Exemptions, Communist Front Organizations, Elementary Textbooks, Educational Vouchers, and Reorganization of the Education Code. The Consultant's Legislative Files pertain to select bills prepared and developed by the standing committee's staff.
The records of the Subcommittee on Educational Reform include 7 cubic feet of records and contain Bill Files (1979-1988), Hearing Files (1976-1989), Reports (1979), Subject Files (1985), and Committee Reports (1985-1988). The bill files document the legislation directed to the subcommittee. The hearing files pertain to the subcommittee's investigation of such topics as bilingual teachers, vocational education, and school construction. The Report file pertains to school counseling. The subject file relates to the California Teacher's Association. The committee reports chronicle the meetings where the subcommittee considered bills referred to them. Throughout all of the series, the most significant topics are special education, school finance, and vocational education. In the 1985-1986 session, the matter of increasing the age for kindergarten enrollment (AB2569, O'Connell) was of greatest concern, with information on this bill found in the bill, hearing, and committee reports series.
The records of the Subcommittee on Higher Education include 29 cubic feet of records and contains Bill Files (1985-1990), Hearing Files (1957-1966, 1985-1990), Working Papers (1971), AIDS Files (1985-1990), Expansion of Public Postsecondary Education (EPE) Files (1986-1990), Master Plan (MP) Files (1985-1990), Nuclear Laboratories Oversight (NLO) Files (1985-1990), and Subject Files (1985-1990).
The Bill Files created by the Subcommittee on Higher Education document the legislation directed to the subcommittee. Significant topics include The Master Plan for Higher Education (AB462, 1989-1990) and Public Postsecondary Education Transfer Functions (SB507, 1989-1990). The Hearing Files pertain to the subcommittee's investigation of such topics as tuition, facilities expansion among all three segments, AIDS, the CSU system, the UC system, the Master Plan, minorities, student retention, teacher retention, and admissions policy. The Working Papers document the rules, minutes, and reports of the committee. The AIDS Files pertain to the issues and hearings surrounding the UC system and this frightening new disease. The Expansion of Public Postsecondary Education (EPE) Files pertain to the issues surrounding the future of California's higher education facilities. The Master Plan (MP) Files pertain to the review of the Master Plan for Higher Education (mandated by the Education Code to occur at 10-year intervals). The Nuclear Laboratories Oversight (NLO) Files document the complex relationship between the Subcommittee on Higher Education, the University of California (UC) system, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories (LLNL and LANL). The Subject Files contain information on a variety of topics relevant to the committee, the chairman, and the area of education in general. The subjects may be additional information on an existing bill or hearing file, material related to proposed legislation, material of special interest to the chairman, or documents related to committee administration. This large series covers a multitude of topics, with much overlap.
The remaining 8 cubic feet of the collection originated from the assorted subcommittees from which the State Archives received records. The subcommittee files focus on specific educational issues and contain series such as Working Papers, Reports, and, primarily, Hearing Files. Researchers should be aware that the State Archives has not received records for many other subcommittees which have also existed.
The researcher should note that the records contain extensive topical overlap. When seeking information about a specific subject, checking for relevance in all series of the standing committee as well as those of various subcommittees is highly recommended.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
California State Assembly Education Committee
Education
Safety
School districts Finance

Related Collections at the California State Archives

Assembly Higher Education Committee, 1975-2008
Commission on the Review of the Master Plan for Higher Education
Hughes, Teresa P. (Democrat), 1983-1990
Goldberg, Jackie (Democrat), 2002-2006
Greene, Leroy F. (Democrat), 1967-1968, 1971-1982
Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education, 1970-1975, 1985-1990, 1999-2004
Postsecondary Education Commission, 1965-2003
Senate Education Committee, 1852-2008

Oral Histories of Committee Chairs

Greene, Leroy F., Oral History Interview, 1999, Conducted by Donald B. Seney, Center for California Studies, California State University, Sacramento, for the California State Government Oral History Program
Veysey, Victor V., Oral History Interview, 1988, Conducted by Enid Hart Douglass, Oral History Program, Claremont Graduate School, for the California State Government Oral History Program
Strom-Martin, Virginia, Oral History Interview, 2003, Conducted by Patrick Ettinger, Department of History, California State University, Sacramento, for the California State Government Oral History Program

Series Description

See below for LP numbers.

Series 1 Bill Files 1968-2008

Physical Description: 1868 file folders, 1 VHS tape

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

Bill files are arranged chronologically by legislative session, then numerically by bill number.

Scope and Content Note

Bill files created by the Assembly Education Committee may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information. Some notable legislation considered by the standing committee in recent years includes AB2140 (Lee, 1991-1992) Pupil Suspension and Expulsion; AB3618 (Moore, 1993-1994) School Breakfasts; AB2310 (Firestone, 1995-1996) Bilingual Education; AB222 (Kuehl, 1999-2000) The Dignity for All Students Act; and SB740 (O'Connell, 2001-2003) Charter schools. This variety of topics reflects the broad reach and scope of the Assembly Education Committee. Audio/videotapes have been removed to cold storage and separation sheets are included within the file folders to indicate this.
Microfilm copies of bill files are available for the several years and are indicated with MF before the LP number. Researchers should use the microfilm copies.
1968: AB8-AB2092, ACA3-ACA53, ACR14-ACR134, AJR17, HR138-HR421 (7ff) LP417:1-7
1968: SB1-SB1227, SCR32-SCR78 (2ff) LP417:8-9
1970: SB1-SB1422, SCR19-SCR79, SJR20 (4ff) LP417:10-13
1971: AB8-AB3090, ACA9-ACA81, ACR30-ACR176, AJR4-AJR132, HR36-HR95 (15ff) MF LP200:166-180
1971: SB8-SB1673, SCA44, SCR18-SCR88 (4ff) MF LP200:181-184
1972: AB6-AB2382, ACA17-ACA74, ACR15-ACR104, AJR14-AJR15 (8ff) LP417:14-21
1972: SB6-SB1497, SCA72, SCR59, SJR25 (5ff) LP417:22-26
1975-1976: (Analyses only) AB2501-AB4532, ACA5-ACA77, ACR18-ACR234, AJR15-AJR67, HR36 (2ff) MF LP254:24-25
1975-1976: (Analyses only) AB2501-AB2896 (1ff) MF MP248:223
1975-1976: (Analyses only) SB7-SB1615 (1ff) MF LP254:26
1975-1976: SB460-SB2175 (1ff) LP417:27
1977-1978: (Analyses only) AB3-AB2065 (3ff) MF LP24:221-223
1979-1980: AB8-AB1942, ACA49, ACR9-ACR68, HR17 (5ff) LP417:28-32
1979-1980: SB15-SB1177 (1ff) LP417:33
1981-1982: AB3-AB3785, ACA41, ACR81-ACR126, AJR89-AJR116 (10ff) LP417:34-43
1981-1982: SB19-SB2064, SCA40, SCR38-SCR67, SJR47 (5ff) LP417:44-48
1983-1984: AB5-AB4052, ACA1-ACA44, ACR8-ACR168, AJR131, AB36X (37ff) MF LP227:1-37
1983-1984: AB5-AB4052, ACA1-ACA44, ACR8-ACR168, AJR32-AJR131 (8ff) LP417:49-56
1983-1984: SB24-SB2286, SCA12-SCA50, SCR4-SCR63 (22ff) MF LP227:38-59
1983-1984: SB249-SB2282 (3ff) MF LP220:251-253
1983-1984: SB30-SB2286, SCA17, SCR4-SCR24 (4ff) LP417:57-60
1985-1986: AB3-AB851 (7ff) MF LP247:211-217
1985-1986: AB852-AB4487, ACA43, ACR3-ACR153 (33ff) MF LP248:1-33
1985-1986: SB45-SB2599, SCR2-SCR95 (16ff) MF LP248:34-49
1987-1988: AB9-AB4698, ACA1, ACR1-ACR138, AJR16-AJR84 (53ff) LP417:61-113
1987-1988: SB9-SB2841, SCR25-SCR85, SJR17, SB6XX (27ff) LP417:114-140
1991-1992: AB4-AB3787, ACA46-ACA48, ACR45-ACR123, AJR84-AJR85 (67ff) LP417:141-207
1991-1992: SB2-SB2033, SCR19-SCR81 (40ff) LP417:208-247
1993-1994: AB19-AB3816, ACA38, ACR56-ACR115, AB38X-AB112X (43ff) LP417:248-290
1993-1994: SB33-SB2024, SCA39, SCR14-SCR35 (31ff) LP417:291-321
1995-1996: AB20-AB3443, ACA15-ACA50, ACR93, AJR11-AJR20, AB8X (73ff) LP417:322-394
1995-1996: SB59-SB2176, SCR65, SB6X (38ff) LP417:395-432
1997-1998: AB17-AB2755, ACA7-ACA47, HR49, AB1X-AB29X (72ff) LP417:433-504
1997-1998: SB6-SB2200, SCA12, SCR10, SB1X-SB2X (38ff) LP417:505-542
1999-2000: AB1-AB2907, ACA3-ACA26, AJR12-AJR40 (96ff) LP417:543-638
1999-2000: SB3-SB2196, SJR19 (48ff) LP417:639-686
2001-2002: AB6-AB3005, ACA20, ACR53-ACR194, AB25X-AB50X (108ff) LP417:687-794
2001-2002: SB6-SB2083, SJR10 (49ff) LP417:795-843
2003-2004: AB8-AB3017, ACA6, ACR10-ACR241, AJR68-AJR88, AB1X (80ff) LP417:844-923
2003-2004: SB5-SB1912, SCR5-SCR55, SJR11, HR23, SB10X (39ff) LP417:924-962
2005-2006: AB1-AB3036, ACA21, ACR6-ACR164, AJR22, HR32, AB2X-AB7X (66ff) LP417:963-1028
2005-2006: SB12-SB1824, SCA12, SCR41, SJR8 (42ff) LP417:1029-1070
2007-2008: AB16-AB3084, ACA3, ACR55-ACR145, AJR23-AJR69 (99ff) LP417:2108-2206
2007-2008: SB13-SB1767, SCR26-SCR88, SJR3-SJR23 (47ff) LP417:2207-2253
See Appendix B for LP Numbers.

Series 2 Hearing Files 1952-1984

Physical Description: 111 file folders, 132 audio cassettes, 13 dictabelts.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by hearing date.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include testimony, agendas, reports, transcripts, correspondence, memoranda, and background material. Since 1952, the hearings of the standing committee have reflected a balance between social and administrative issues. A sample of significant topics includes Establishing a State Board for the Governing of State Colleges (October 13, 1958), Driver Education (May 17, 1962), Improving Educational Opportunities in Disadvantaged Communities (October 15, 1965), Sensitivity (Sex Education) Training (December 5, 1967), Campus Unrest at State Colleges (January 30, 1968), Special Education Programs (January 12, 1970), Mathematics Achievement (February 20, 1973), Student Financial Aid (October 25, 1973), Teacher Preparation and Licensing Law of 1970, Ryan Act (November 13, 1973), Role of the Public School Principal (November 14, 1977), Bilingual Education Programs (November 29, 1977), Adult and Vocational Education (October 13, 1978), Overcrowding (December 5, 1983), and Teacher Retention (July 3, 1984).
Audio materials have been removed to cold storage and separation sheets are included within the file folders to indicate this. Hearing files from a select or subcommittee may be found under the series descriptions for that committee.
For a chronological list of hearings, see Appendix B in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives.
See Appendix C for LP Numbers.

Series 3 Subject Files 1968-1980

Physical Description: 361 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files may include correspondence, news clippings, articles, reports, and background material. Significant topics include adult education, the Bakke decision, the Commission for Teacher Credentialing, the Jarvis-Gann Initiative (Proposition 13), and the voucher system. The researcher should note that, while the dates of record-keeping for this series are from 1968 to 1980, the approximate dates of creation are from 1937 to 1984. Subject files from a select or subcommittee may be found under the series descriptions for that committee.
Please see Appendix C for an alphabetical listing of subject headings.
See Appendix D for LP Numbers.

Series 4 Reports 1850-1986

Physical Description: 28 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of report.

Scope and Content Note

Reports may include bill analysis, correspondence, and memoranda. Significant subjects include vouchers, textbooks, communism, and campus unrest. Reports from a select or subcommittee may be found under the series descriptions for that committee.
For chronological list of reports, see Appendix D in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives.
LP201:218-226

Series 5 Consultant's Legislative Files 1969-1974

Physical Description: 9 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by legislative session.

Scope and Content Note

Consultant's Legislative Files contain measures prepared and/or amended by Committee staff. These files may include drafts, amendments, analyses, position statements, testimony, Legislative Counsel Opinions, press releases, background reports and information, and statistical data.
1969: AB130 (1ff) LP201:218
1970: AB145-AB2486 (3ff) LP201:219-221
1972: AB47-AB1319, ACA68-ACA69 (3ff) LP201:222-224
1973-1974: AB335-AB3341 (2ff) LP201:225-226
 

Special Subcommittee on Bilingual/Bicultural Education (Ad Hoc) 1975-1977

See LP numbers below

Series 1 Hearing Files 1975-1977

Physical Description: 5 file folders, 10 dictabelts

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. The subcommittee held a series of five hearings regarding bilingual and bicultural education programs in San Diego, Los Angeles, Fresno, and San Francisco. Audio materials have been removed to cold storage and separation sheets are included within the file folders to indicate this.
10/27/1975: Bilingual/Bicultural Programs, San Diego (1f, 2 Dictabelts) LP201:33; LP219:229(a)
11/03-04/1975: Bilingual/Bicultural Programs, Los Angeles (1f, 4 Dictabelts) LP201:33; LP219:229(b)
12/03-04/1975: Bilingual/Bicultural Programs, Fresno (1f, 2 Dictabelts) LP201:33; LP219:229(c)
12/09/1975: Bilingual/Bicultural Programs, San Francisco (1f, 2 Dictabelts) LP201:33; LP219:229(d)
10/24-25/1977: Bilingual/Bicultural Education, Los Angeles (1ff) LP231:59
 

Administration and Personnel Subcommittee 1971

LP201:15-16

Series 1 Working Papers 1971

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The working papers pertain to the rules and minutes of both the full committee and the subcommittee.
 

Adult and Vocational Education Subcommittee (Ad Hoc) 1977

LP164:157

Series 1 Hearing Files 1977

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files are arranged chronologically by date of hearing. This hearing was held on November 2, 1977 and pertained to State Subsidized Cosmetology Training (AJR45).
 

Adult Education Subcommittee 1959-1962

LP32:20-26

Series 1 Hearing Files 1959-1962

Physical Description: 7 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. Hearing topics include Financial Support of Public Schools; Status of Adult Education Programs (October 13, 1959, LP32:20-21); Status of Adult Education Programs (December 4, 1959, June 14, 1960, September 27, 1960, LP32:22-24); Adult Education; Vocational Rehabilitation (November 4, 1961, LP32:25); and Training and Retraining of Workers (April 24, 1962, LP32:26).
 

Apportionment of School Funds Subcommittee 1955-1956

LP157:259-260, LP157:263

Series 1 Hearing Files 1955-1956

Physical Description: 3 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. Hearing topics include Apportionment of School Funds (December 19-20, 1955) and School District Boundaries and Education of the Handicapped (April 20-21, 1956).
 

Aviation Education Subcommittee 1961

LP32:33

Series 1 Hearing Files 1961

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. This hearing was held August 3, 1961, and is titled Programs and Facilities for Aviation Education in California Schools.
 

County Superintendent of Schools Subcommittee 1959

LP32:35

Series 1 Hearing Files 1959

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. This hearing was held October 7, 1959, and is titled School District Budgets.
 

Curriculum Subcommittee 1971

LP201:15-16

Series 1 Working Papers 1971

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The working papers pertain to the rules and minutes of both the full committee and the subcommittee.
 

Educational Environment Subcommittee 1969-1970

See below for LP numbers.

Series 1 Hearing Files 1969-1970

Physical Description: 16 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. Significant topics include campus unrest, tenure, and admission quotas.
2/20/1969-3/15/1969: Campus Unrest at the University of California and the California State Colleges, Sacramento (12ff) LP57:24-35
9/25-26/1969: Elementary and Secondary School Faculty Relations Including Tenure, Communications, Strikes, and the Winton Act, HR297, HR299, San Diego (1ff) LP48:14
10/23-24/1969: Higher Education Faculty Relationships Including Tenure, Communications and Strikes, HR295, San Francisco (2ff) LP200:229-230
3/10/1970: Legislative Actions Necessary in the Area of Admission Priorities and Quotas at California's Institutions of Higher Education, Sacramento (1ff) LP175:235
LP201:7-8

Series 2 Reports 1970

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of report.

Scope and Content Note

This report pertains to the rules and minutes of both the full committee and the subcommittee.
 

Educational Reform Subcommittee 1976-1989

See below for LP numbers.

Series 1 Bill Files 1979-1988

Physical Description: 107 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by legislative session, then numerically by bill number.

Scope and Content Note

Bill files may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information. Significant topics include special education services (AB105, 1985-1986; AB2666, 1987-1988); American Sign Language (AB51, 1987-1988); increasing the kindergarten enrollment age (AB2569, 1985-1986); and career-vocational education and training (AB847, 1987-1988).
1979-1980: AB202-AB3369 (2ff) LP209:71-72
1979-1980: SB220-SB1748 (2ff) LP209:73-74
1981-1982: AB283-AB3737, ACR87-ACR97 (7ff) LP219:98-104
1981-1982: SB19-SB1841 (4ff) LP219:105-108
1983-1984: AB70/SB813 (14ff) LP220:228-241
1983-1984: AB140-AB4034, ACA46, ACR93-ACR152, AJR43 (9ff) LP220:242-250
1985-1986: AB72-AB4387, ACR20 (33ff) LP417:1278-1310
1985-1986: SB57-SB2599 (7ff) LP417:1311-1317
1987-1988: AB49-AB4698, ACR11-ACR22, AJR16 (23ff) LP417:1318-1340
1987-1988: SB20-SB2551 (5ff) LP417:1341-1345
See LP numbers below

Series 2 Hearing Files 1976-1989

Physical Description: 9 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. Significant topics include bilingual teachers, vocational education, and school construction.
11/6/1976: Staff Development for School Personnel, San Diego (1ff) LP219:203
11/15/1976: School Principals and Their Role in the Educational Process, San Diego (1ff) LP219:202
10/17/1983: Supply of and Demand for Indochinese Bilingual Teachers: The Task of Serving Pupils in the Elementary and Secondary School System Whose Native Language is Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, etc. from Southeast Asia, Sacramento (1ff) LP231:66
11/7/1983: Vocational Education Programs Which Use Community Settings: Work Experience Education, Community Classrooms and Cooperative Education, San Diego (1ff) LP231:67
10/31/1985: Special Education Finance, Riverside (2ff) LP417:1346-1347
11/15/1985: AB2569: Raising Kindergarten Enrollment Age, Oxnard (1ff) LP417:1348
11/19/1987: ACR49:School Construction (1ff) LP417:1349
12/6/1989: The Capitol Comes to Campus, San Mateo (1ff) LP417:1350
LP231:61

Series 3 Reports 1979

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of report.

Scope and Content Note

This report, dated July 1979, is titled Statewide Task Force on School Counseling.
LP417:1351

Series 4 Subject Files 1985

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

This subject file is titled "California Teacher's Association (CTA): Retention and Promotion." The file contains correspondence and Legislative Counsel Opinion regarding proposed legislation.
LP417:1352-1373

Series 5 Committee Reports 1985-1988

Physical Description: 22 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of report.

Scope and Content Note

Committee Reports pertain to the meetings of the committee where recommendations on the bills referred to them were made. The files contain correspondence, analysis, notes, and background materials. These 22 meetings were held between March 12, 1985 and June 21, 1988.
 

Extension and Restriction of Tenure Subcommittee 1958

LP157:278, LP157:280

Series 1 Hearing Files 1958

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material correspondence, and relevant news clippings. The first hearing was held October 15, 1958 and is titled Provisionary Employees and their Dismissal; the second was held December 6, 1958 and is titled Teacher Tenure.
 

Finance Subcommittee/School Finance Subcommittee 1961-1971

See below for LP numbers.

Series 1 Hearing Files 1961-1963

Physical Description: 9 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. Significant topics include teacher's retirement, county funds, state funds, and special and adult education.
9/18-19/1961: State School Fund, (1ff) LP32:36
11/9-10/1961: County School Service Funds, (1ff) LP32:37
12/13-14/1961: Basic and Equalization Aid: Teachers' Retirement, (2ff) LP33:1-2
2/14-15/1962: Basic and Equalization Aid: Teachers' Retirement, (1ff) LP33:3
4/30-5/3/1962: Special and Adult Education; District Reorganization, (2ff) LP33:4-5
6/13-14/1962: Allowances for Project-Connected Students, (1ff) LP33:6
9/23-24/1963: Need of Additional State Funds for Public School Support, (1ff) LP33:10
LP201:15-16

Series 2 Working Papers 1971

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The working papers pertain to the rules and minutes of both the full committee and the subcommittee.
LP201:7-8

Series 3 Reports 1970

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of report.

Scope and Content Note

The reports pertain to the rules and minutes of both the full committee and the subcommittee.
 

Guidance Schools and School Construction Costs Subcommittee 1959

LP157:287

Series 1 Hearing Files 1959

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. This hearing was held October 23, 1959, and is titled "Establishment of Guidance Schools for Minors, 8-17 Years Old."
 

Higher Education Subcommittee 1957-1990

See below for LP numbers.

Series 1 Bill Files 1985-1990

Physical Description: 136 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by legislative session, then numerically by bill number.

Scope and Content Note

Bill files created by may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information. Significant topics include The Master Plan for Higher Education (AB462, 1989-1990) and Public Postsecondary Education Transfer Functions (SB507, 1989-1990).
1985-1986: AB3-AB4318, ACA43, ACR3-ACR150 (19ff) LP245:76-94
1985-1986: SB67-SB2600, SCR55 (6ff) LP245:95-100
1987-1988: AB48-AB4559, ACR39-ACR133, AJR24-AJR84 (19ff) LP183:209-227
1987-1988: AB1X-AB8X (1ff) LP183:237
1987-1988: SB135-SB2833, SCR69-SCR85 (9ff) LP183:228-236
1989-1990: AB47-AB4287, AJR38 (10ff) LP147:121-130
1989-1990: SB77-SB2780, SB14X (5ff) LP147:131-135
1989-1990: AB48-AB4365, ACR83-ACR147, AJR33 (42ff) LP417:1374-1415
1989-1990: SB147-SB2845, SCR54-SCR106 (25ff) LP417:1416-1440
See Appendix E for LP numbers

Series 2 Hearing Files 1957-1990

Physical Description: 64 file folders, 28 audio cassettes

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include recording logs, agendas, testimony, reports, position papers, news clippings, articles, correspondence, and background materials. Significant topics include tuition, expansion, admissions, and the Master Plan. Audiotapes have been removed to cold storage and separation sheets are included within the file folders to indicate this.
Please see Appendix E for a complete list of hearings.
LP201:15-16

Series 3 Working Papers 1971

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The working papers pertain to the rules and minutes of both the full committee and the subcommittee.
LP417:1485-1550

Series 4 AIDS Files 1985-1990

Physical Description: 66 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Scope and Content Note

According to Chairman Tom Hayden, the Subcommittee on Higher Education was responsible for the oversight of the University of California system's operations and budgets. Between 1983 and 1989, the UC Universitywide Task Force on AIDS had received $40 million from the state, received another $50 million from the federal government in AIDS research funds, and 75% of Medi-Cal AIDS payments were going to 15 hospitals, all of the UC hospitals included. The Task Force executed this research primarily through clinical studies and individual research projects. It was estimated that the UC hospitals were treating 30% of all AIDS patients in California and feeling overburdened. "The University of California teaching hospitals have become the de facto AIDS health care system in the state of California" (Hayden, 2/24/1989 hearing). Due to these problems, the subcommittee held a series of three hearings, titled "The University of California and AIDS." The first hearing, held November 15, 1988, focused on an overview of the disease and current infection data; the second hearing, held February 24, 1989, examined care and treatment issues; and the third hearing considered education and prevention issues.
The AIDS files contain hearing transcripts, testimony, and agendas; correspondence; bill analyses; and numerous reports, articles, and news clippings. Significant topics found in the files include UC Task Force and the Department of Health Services. Related materials may also be found in the Hearing Files. The researcher should note that, while the date of creation for this subcommittee series is from 1985 to 1990, the approximate dates of record-keeping are from 1983 to 1990.
Please see Appendix F for a complete list of subjects.
LP417:1551-1589

Series 5 Expansion of Public Postsecondary Education Files 1986-1990

Physical Description: 39 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Due to a significant rise in population, the 1988 state legislature predicted an overall increase in postsecondary enrollment of over 30% by 2005. Accordingly, the 1988-1989 Budget Act directed the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) to conduct a major evaluation of long-range capital outlay and enrollment planning for the three public higher education segments: the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges. This report would guide the Legislature as well as the three segments in their plans for establishing future campuses. The Subcommittee on Higher Education, also involved in the development of the Master Plan for Higher Education during this time period, saw the opportunity to shape and emphasize the importance of public postsecondary expansion. In this spirit, the subcommittee held a series of four hearings between January 1989 and February 1990 throughout the state. While many participants in the hearings represented cities and regions lobbying to host a new college campus, testimony by CPEC, UC, and CSU executives is also present.
The EPE files contain correspondence, hearing testimony and agendas, legislative and bill analysis, notes and background, reports, press releases, and news clippings. Significant topics include Master Plan, the proposed university site of Taylor Ranch, University of California, and the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC). Related materials may also be found in the Hearing Files.
Please see Appendix G for a complete list of subjects.
LP417:1590-1619

Series 6 Master Plan (MP) Files 1985-1990

Physical Description: 30 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Section 66012 of the Education Code provides for the review of the master plan for higher education at 10-year intervals. Accordingly, Resolution Chapter 175 (ACR162) of 1984 directed the Legislature to establish a Joint Committee for the purpose of reviewing the report by the Commission on the Master Plan for Higher Education (created by Statutes of 1984, Chapter 1507). The Joint Committee on the Review of the Master Plan for Higher Education was authorized to act through June 1987. Most files related to the Master Plan can be found in the records of the Joint Committee and the Commission. Due to the overlapping membership and legislative jurisdiction of the Joint Committee and the Subcommittee on Higher Education, however, some files from this committee are mixed within this series.
The MP files contain correspondence, amendments, reports, charts, background notes, news clippings, articles, and memoranda. Significant topics include Hearings, Workshop, Beyond the Master Plan, and Asian-American and African-American Admissions. Related materials may also be found in the Hearing Files.
Please see Appendix H for a complete list of subjects.
LP417:1620-1672

Series 7 Nuclear Laboratories Oversight (NLO) Files 1985-1990

Physical Description: 53 file folders, 4 audiocassettes

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

The Nuclear Laboratories Oversight (NLO) Files document the complex relationship between the Subcommittee on Higher Education, the University of California (UC) system, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories (LLNL and LANL). The laboratories were contracted by the DOE to research nuclear weapons, the UC was contracted by the DOE to oversee the management and operation of the labs, and the state legislature was responsible for the oversight of the UC system's operations and budgets. In 1985, stories of mismanagement and illegal activities at the labs began to surface, casting serious doubt on the abilities of the UC system to property oversee these facilities. These accumulating concerns resulted in the Subcommittee holding a Legislative Symposium and proposing legislation (both in 1988) that would restructure and tighten the relationship between the UC and the labs for the purpose of improved oversight. Names featured prominently in the NLO files include President Gardner, and Drs. Kidder, Teller, Wood, and Woodruff. Other significant topics include Department of Energy, UC Berkeley, the Academic Senate, and "Star Wars"/Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI).
Audio/videotapes have been removed to cold storage and separation sheets are included within the file folders to indicate this. The researcher should note that, while the dates of creation for this subcommittee series are from 1985 to 1990, the approximate dates of record-keeping are from 1970 to 1990.
Please see Appendix I for a complete list of subjects.
LP417:1673-2107

Series 8 Subject Files 1985-1990

Physical Description: 436 file folders, 18 audio cassettes, 1 video cassette

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Subject Files contain information on a variety of topics relevant to the committee. The subjects may be additional information on an existing bill or hearing file, material related to proposed legislation, or documents related to committee administration. The files include news clippings, memoranda, legal precedent, reports, and correspondence. This large series covers a multitude of topics, with much overlap. The topics large enough to have their own subtopics include California Community Colleges (CCC), California State University (CSU), University of California (UC), Northwest Animal Center (NAC), (Chairman Tom) Hayden, and Reports. Other topics of note are: Bakke, Drugs, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Rape, California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC), Asian-American Admissions and/or Pacific Rim, and Financial Aid. Due to the large degree of topical overlap, the researcher is strongly encouraged to review the entire list of subjects before requesting materials.
Audio/videotapes have been removed to cold storage and separation sheets are included within the file folders to indicate this. The researcher should note that, while the date of creation for this subcommittee series is from1975 to 1992, the approximate dates of record-keeping are from 1985 to 1990.
Please see Appendix J for a complete list of subjects.
 

Institutional Education Subcommittee 1957-1958

LP157:246, 282, 285

Series 1 Hearing Files 1957-1958

Physical Description: 3 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. These hearings pertain to education in penal and mental institutions.
9/17-18/1957: Educational Programs in Penal Institutions, (1 vol.) LP157:246
12/2-3/1957: Educational Programs in Penal and Mental Institutions, (1 vol.) LP157:285
12/12/1958: Education Programs in City and County Penal Institutions, (1 vol.) LP157:282
 

Instruction and Teacher Relations Subcommittee 1969-1970

See below for LP numbers.

Series 1 Hearing Files 1969

Physical Description: 6 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. Significant topics include sex education, preschool programs, and teacher licensing.
6/23/1969: Sex Education Programs in the Public Schools, Sacramento (1ff) LP175:231
9/18-19/1969: HR344, HR375, ACR228 - Children's Center and Preschool Programs; HR347, HR167, HR239 - Readiness Screening Tests, San Francisco (1 vol. 1ff) LP200:221, LP48:13
10/27-28/1969: Joint hearing with Joint Committee on Teacher Licensing: State and Federal Categorical and Programs of Teacher Preparation and In-Service Training, HR343, San Diego (3ff) LP200:231-233
LP201:7-8

Series 2 Reports 1970

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of report.

Scope and Content Note

The reports document the committee's findings on various topics of study referred to them.
 

Issuance of Degrees Subcommittee 1957-1958

LP157:248-250, LP33:16

Series 1 Hearing Files 1957-1958

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. Both hearings pertain to the topic of diploma mills. The first hearing was held October 21-23, 1957, and the second was held in January 1958.
 

Library Problems Subcommittee 1956

LP157:251

Series 1 Hearing Files 1956

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. This hearing was held November 29, 1956, and is titled Library Facilities and Fund Allocations.
 

Organization and Administration Subcommittee 1969-1970

LP200:222-223

Series 1 Hearing Files 1969

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. This hearing was held October 6-7, 1969, in San Jose and is titled Increased Use of Private Industry and the Private Sector to Perform Educational, Administrative and Other Services for the Public Schools (HR354).
LP201:7-8

Series 2 Reports 1970

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of report.

Scope and Content Note

This report pertains to the rules and minutes of both the full committee and the subcommittee.
 

Personnel/Personnel Problems Subcommittee 1963-1964

See below for LP numbers.

Series 1 Hearing Files 1963-1964

Physical Description: 6 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. Significant topics include academic freedom, professional ethics, and faculty research.
11/12-13/1963: Professional Ethics of Public School Educators, (2ff) LP33:26-27
12/20/1963: Professional Ethics of Public School Educators, (1ff) LP33:28
2/20-21/1964: Academic Freedom, HR429 (1ff) LP124:19
9/29-30/1964: Professional Ethics of Public School Educators, (1ff) LP33:28
11/24-25/1964: Faculty Research, (1ff) LP33:29
 

Postsecondary Education Subcommittee 1975-1977

LP159:5

Series 1 Hearing Files 1977

Physical Description: 1 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. This hearing was held on March 2, 1977, and is titled Bakke Decision on Disadvantaged Graduate Students.
LP106:34

Series 2 Reports 1975

Physical Description: 1 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of report.

Scope and Content Note

The reports document the committee's findings on various topics of study referred to them. This report is dated November 1975 and is titled Unequal Access to College Postsecondary Opportunities and Choices of High School Graduates.
 

Public School Construction Costs Subcommittee 1955-1959

See below for LP numbers.

Series 1 Hearing Files 1955-1959

Physical Description: 10 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. Significant topics include "pay-as-you-go" financing, state funds, and construction problems in specific regions.
08/30-31/1955: Problems Created by Delay in School Construction, (1 vol.) LP157:242
11/1-2/1955: School Construction Costs and Delays in Processing Applications for Distressed Districts, (1 vol.) LP157:265
12/8-9/1955: Administrative Problems in State Aid Programs for School House Construction, (1 vol.) LP157:264
11/15-16/1956: School Construction Costs, (1 vol.) LP157:252
2/20/1957: School Construction Problems in San Diego County, (1 vol.) LP157:245
10/9/1957: Financial Assistance for School Construction, (1 vol.) LP157:247
2/6/1958: Financing School Construction, (1 vol.) LP157:274
10/9/1958: "Pay As You Go" School Construction Financing, (1 vol.) LP157:277
10/22/1958: "Pay As You Go" School Construction Financing, (1 vol.) LP157:286
10/23/1959: Establishment of Guidance Schools for Minors, 8-17 Years Old, (1 vol.) LP157:287
 

Research, Structure and Function Subcommittee 1963-1964

LP33:30-32

Series 1 Hearing Files 1963-1964

Physical Description: 3 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. The first two hearings pertain to the Master Plan for Public Education (December 5-6, 1963, and January 9-10, 1964), while the third hearing pertained to improving the teaching of English (October 22-23, 1964).
 

Scholarship Programs and Student Activities Subcommittee 1958

LP157:275

Series 1 Hearing Files 1958

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. This hearing was held February 26, 1958, and is titled Junior College Scholarships.
 

Scholarships Subcommittee 1956-1958

LP157:254, 284

Series 1 Hearing Files 1956-1958

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. The first hearing was held October 4, 1956, and is titled Status of State Scholarship Programs. The second hearing was held December 18, 1958, and is titled Federal Aid to Education and State Scholarship Program.
 

School Apportionment Subcommittee 1956

LP157:244

Series 1 Hearing Files 1956

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. This hearing was held December 12, 1956, and is titled School Bonding Liability and Apportionment of School Funds.
 

School Curriculum and Pupil Achievement Subcommittee 1965-1966

See below for LP numbers.

Series 1 Hearing Files 1965-1966

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. Significant topics include textbooks, gifted minors, and statewide testing.
11/18/1965: School Curriculum and Student Achievement, Monterey (1ff) LP200:186
1/20/1966: Statewide Testing as a Measure of Student Achievement, Sacramento (1ff) LP200:190
10/13/1966: Review of State Programs for Mentally Gifted Minors, Santa Barbara (1ff) LP200:201
10/14/1966: Examination of State Textbook Adoption Policies and Procedures, Santa Barbara (1ff) LP200:202
 

School District Tax and Bonded Indebtedness Subcommittee 1955-1958

See below for LP numbers.

Series 1 Hearing Files 1955-1958

Physical Description: 5 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. Significant topics include bonds and taxes.
10/21/1955: Financing School Construction, (1 vol.) LP157:268
9/6/1956: More Equitable School Taxes, (1 vol.) LP157:256
12/17/1956: Revision and Clarification of the Bond Liability Section of the Education Code, (1 vol.) LP157:243
1957-1959: Bills on School Districts Referred for Interim Study, (1ff) (1957-59) LP32:34
10/2/1958: Bonded Indebtedness of School Districts, (1 vol.) LP157:276
 

School Efficiency and Economy Subcommittee 1965-1966

See below for LP numbers.

Series 1 Hearing Files 1965-1966

Physical Description: 5 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. Significant topics include earthquake defects of buildings and accounting procedures for specific regions.
9/15-16/1965: Investigation of the State School Building Aid Program, Los Angeles (1ff) LP200:185
2/25/1966: Examination of Public School System Business Practices - Joint Hearing with Advisory Committee on School Accounting and Budgeting Procedures, Sacramento (1ff) LP200:193
7/20-21/1966: Field Act and Attorney General's Opinion that School Trustees have Legal Obligation to Inspect Older Schools for Earthquake Defects, and Study of the State School Building Aid Program, (1ff) LP103:10
9/19/1966: School District Reorganization and Unification Laws, Advantages and Disadvantages, San Mateo (1ff) LP200:199
10/3/1966: School Budgeting and Accounting Procedures, San Diego (1ff) LP200:200
 

School Personnel and Teacher Qualifications Subcommittee 1965-1966

See below for LP numbers.

Series 1 Hearing Files 1965-1966

Physical Description: 6 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. Significant topics include credentialing standards and professionalism.
12/16/1965: The Fisher Act and Other California Credentialing Laws, San Diego (1ff) LP200:188
2/12/1966: Duties and Procedures of the State Commission of Credentials in Relation to the Issuance and Revocation of Teaching Credentials, San Diego (2ff) LP200:191-192
9/12/1966: The Fisher Act and the Adequacy of California's Teacher Preparation and Credentialing Law, Garden Grove (1ff) LP200:198
10/24/1966: Review and Recommendations for Improvement of Operations and Procedures of the Committee on Credentials, San Francisco (1ff) LP200:203
11/29/1966: The Status and State of Professionalism in Teaching, San Diego (1ff) LP200:205
 

Severely Mentally Retarded Subcommittee 1956

LP157:255, 257

Series 1 Hearing Files 1956

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. These two hearing are titled Programs for the Severely Mentally Retarded (held June 26, 1956 and October 3, 1956).
 

Special Education Subcommittee 1959-1966

See below for LP numbers.

Series 1 Hearing Files 1959-1966

Physical Description: 9 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. Significant topics include the handicapped and public speaking.
11/19/1959: Education of the Handicapped, (1 vol.) LP157:288
5/19/1960: Statement Regarding Spastic Children, (1 doc.) LP157:289
11/16-17/1961: Divergent Youth: Programs and Facilities for Aviation Education, (1ff) LP33:33
1/12/1962: Divergent Youth, (1ff) LP33:34
4/26-27/1962: Education for the Emotionally, Neurologically and Physically Handicapped, (1ff) LP33:35
5/25/1962: Divergent Youth, (1ff) LP33:36
9/21/1962: Day Care Centers; Public Speaking as Required Curriculum, (1ff) LP33:37
8/15/1966: Program Needs of the Handicapped and for Exceptional Children, (1 vol.) LP200:195
10/27/1966: Review of Special Education Legislative Proposals, Sacramento (1ff) LP200:204
 

State Colleges Subcommittee 1955-1956

LP157:253, 258, 267, 269

Series 1 Hearing Files 1955-1956

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and news clippings. These four hearings pertain to the establishment of state colleges in a specific region: Napa and Solano Counties (September 15, 1955); Alameda County (October 13, 1955); Stanislaus County (August 27, 1956); and Imperial County (October 26, 1956).
 

Teacher Tenure and Retirement Subcommittee 1955-1956

LP157:261-262, 266, 270

Series 1 Hearing Files 1955-1956

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and news clippings. The first and second hearings pertain to teacher tenure (September 13-14, 1955, and October 6-7, 1955), while the third hearing deals with teacher retirement (April 20-21, 1956).
 

State Teachers' Retirement System Subcommittee 1959

LP33:38-39

Series 1 Hearing Files 1959

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. The hearing was held November 3, 1959, and is titled Teachers' Retirement System.
 

Textbook Subcommittee 1955

LP116:31-32

Series 1 Hearing Files 1955

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files may include agendas, transcripts, precedent and background material, correspondence, and relevant news clippings. This hearing was held November 16, 1955 and December 6, 1955, and is titled Evaluation of Elementary Textbook Adoption Program.
 

Vocational and Technical Training Subcommittee 1970

LP201:7-8

Series 1 Reports 1970

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of report.

Scope and Content Note

The working papers pertain to the rules and minutes of both the full committee and the subcommittee.