Guide to the School Integration Task Force Records

Finding Aid Authors: Amanda Lanthorne.
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Guide to the School Integration Task Force Records 1974/1983

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: School Integration Task Force Records
Dates: 1974-1983
Identification: MS-0234
Creator: School Integration Task Force
Physical Description: 5.42 linear ft
Language of Materials: English Spanish;Castilian
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791
Note:
Other Information:
This collection was processed as part of the San Diego African American Archives Project, made possible by a grant from the President's Leadership Fund.

Historical Note:

In 1967, a group of parents filed a class action lawsuit against the San Diego Unified School District for alleged inequalities of educational opportunities for students of all ethnic backgrounds. This lawsuit became known as Carlin v. San Diego Board of Education. In 1977, Judge Louis Welsh ruled that the school district must employ a voluntary integration plan to combat segregation. As part of his ruling, Judge Welsh ordered the creation of the School Integration Task Force. The court charged the task force with monitoring and evaluating the implementation and progress of the school district's integration plan. The ITF would then make annual reports to the court at scheduled hearings.
Chief of Police, William Kolender, headed the 22-member task force. It was divided into 5 committees, each of which dealt with a specific component of the integration plan. These components included race/human relations, learning centers and exchange programs, Voluntary Ethnic Enrollment Program (VEEP), magnet programs, and any miscellaneous aspects that included topics not encompassed by the aforementioned components. The Task Force assigned volunteer monitors to specific schools. These monitors observed and evaluated classes, students, and specific integration programs. They also interviewed school personnel and students. In addition, Chief Kolender sent out a letter asking parents to give their opinions about the integration program and busing. Many parents responded, most of whom opposed busing specifically and integration in general.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

School Integration Task Force (San Diego, Calif.) -- Archives

Genre/Form of Material:

Organizational Records

Geographic Name:

San Diego (Calif.) -- Ethnic relations -- Sources
San Diego (Calif.) -- Race relations -- Sources

Topical Term:

Busing for school integration -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
De facto school segregation
De facto school segregation -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Discrimination in education
Discrimination in education -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Race discrimination -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
School integration
School integration -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
School integration--California--San Diego
Segregation in education -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, School Integration Task Force Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Related Materials:

Carlin Integration Case Records
Reverend George Walker Smith Papers
Harold K. Brown Papers. 1956-2000

Arrangement of Materials:

I.  General Files, 1974-1983
II. Reports and Surveys, 1977-1983

Scope and Contents

The School Integration Task Force Records document the Task Force's research and findings concerning the San Diego Unified School District's integration plan.  These records contain correspondence, monitor applications and logs, school assignments, student testing results, enrollment statistics, court orders and charges, task force reports, race/human relations materials, and surveys.  The collection dates from 1974-1983, and is divided into two series:  General Files and Reports and Surveys.
The General Files are arranged alphabetically, and document the organization and tasks of the task force.  These files contain heavy documentation of monitor activities, such as monitor applications and assignments. There is excellent correspondence, including passionate letters from parents stating their opinions on integration and busing.  Of the five task force committees, the Race/Human Relations committee is the best documented.  The files also consist of court documents, teacher surveys, and pupil transportation, and date from 1974 to 1983.
The Reports and Surveys (1977-1983) series documents the findings of the task force and various research statistics and surveys used to compile those reports.  This series is arranged alphabetically, and includes task force reports, testing results, enrollment statistics, and pupil ethnic census reports.

Detailed List of Contents

 

General Files 1974-1983

Box 1, Folder 1

6th Grade Reading Scores Fall 1978

Box 1, Folder 2

Achievement Goals Program 1980

Box 1, Folder 3

Achievement Goals Program - Evaluation Design Summary 1980-81 to 1983-84

Box 1, Folder 4

Achievement Goals Program - Mathematics Grade 3, Unit 1 Teaher's Guide August 1980

Box 1, Folder 5

Achievement Goals Program, Proposed August 1980

Box 1, Folder 6

Achievement Goals Program - Schools Involved September 4, 1980

Box 1, Folder 7

Advisory Committee to Study Site Options for the School of Creative and Performing Arts at O'Farrell or Other Locations September 1980

Box 1, Folder 8

Apple Computer "Kids Can't Wait" Program Update August 21, 1983

Box 1, Folder 9

Balboa Park Program 1983-1984

Box 1, Folder 10

Benchley/Weinberger School Consolidation Plan May 4, 1982

Box 1, Folder 11

"Brown v. Board of Education: The School Desegregation Cases in the US Supreme Court: 1954-1979" Washington University Law Quarterly 1979

Box 1, Folder 12

Budget 1980-1981

Box 1, Folder 13

Carlin-Charge to the Integration Task Force 1979-1980

Box 1, Folder 14

Carlin Case - Correspondence 1978-1981

Box 1, Folder 15

Carlin - Court Documents 1978-1983

Box 1, Folder 16

Carlin - Court Documents 1978-1983

Box 1, Folder 17

Carlin - Court Documents 1978-1983

Box 2, Folder 1

Carlin Case - Court Documents 1978-1983

Box 2, Folder 2

Carlin - Court Documents 1979

Box 2, Folder 3

Carlin - Judge's Changes 1977-1980

Box 2, Folder 4

Chronology of Chamber Activities - School Integration Project 1978

Box 2, Folder 5

Citizens United for Racial Equality November 1974

Box 2, Folder 6

Committee Charge

Box 2, Folder 7

Community Directories

Box 2, Folder 8

Community Organizations Sub-Committee Guide 1976

Box 2, Folder 9

Community Relations Service - US Department of Justice 1978

Box 2, Folder 10

Contributors 1979

Box 2, Folder 11

Correspondence Between Integration Task Force Members 1978-1979

Box 3, Folder 1

Correspondence - Legal 1980

Box 3, Folder 2

Correspondence - Bill Kolender

Box 3, Folder 3

Correspondence - Contributors 1978-1979

Box 3, Folder 4

Correspondence - General 1979-1981

Box 3, Folder 5

Correspondence - Letters From Parents - Anti-Integration/Bussing 1978-1981

Box 3, Folder 6

Correspondence - Letters From Parents - Pro-Integration 1978-1979

Box 3, Folder 7

Correspondence - Letters From Judge Welsh 1978-1979

Box 3, Folder 8

Correspondence - Letters To Judge Welsh 1978-1981

Box 3, Folder 9

Correspondence - Drafts of Letters/Reports 1979-1980

Box 3, Folder 10

Correspondence - Carlin V. Board of Education 1981, 1984

Box 3, Folder 11

Crawford V. Los Angeles June 1976

Box 3, Folder 12

Dallas Independent School District

Box 4, Folder 1

Denver Schools Desegregation (Community Education Council) 1974

Box 4, Folder 2

Desegregation Task Force Media Kit 1978

Box 4, Folder 3

Discipline Brochures English-Spanish 1979

Box 4, Folder 4

District Administrative Reorganization Progress Report September 8, 1981

Box 4, Folder 5

District Goals and Superintendent's Objectives 1983-1984

Box 4, Folder 6

Education Programs 1983

Box 4, Folder 7

Elementary Learning Centers - Proposed Revisions: Instructional Exchange Programs Report October 1980

Box 4, Folder 8

Employment Guidelines and Staff Development 1983

Box 4, Folder 9

Enrollment Statistics 1976-1977 to 1980-1981 1983

Box 4, Folder 10

"Fulfilling the Letter and Spirit of the Law: Desegregation of the Nation's Public Schools" August 1976

Box 4, Folder 11

Garfield Independent Learning Center 1977-1979

Box 4, Folder 12

"The Ghettoization of Paradise"

Box 4, Folder 13

Guide for Personnel Services Division Telephone Calls

Box 4, Folder 14

Guidelines for Implementation of Homework Policy

Box 4, Folder 15

Hypothetical Case Study

Box 4, Folder 16

Integration Brochures/Booklets

Box 4, Folder 17

Integration in San Diego City Schools Packet

Box 4, Folder 18

Integration Programs and Services Binder September 1983

Box 4, Folder 19

Items for Concerns for Collective Bargaining

Box 4, Folder 20

Kindergarten Day Study Committee

Box 4, Folder 21

Larsen, Yvonne W. President of Board of Education Statement September 15, 1981

Box 4, Folder 22

Learning Handicapped Program Update, Focus - State Eligibility Criteria for Program Placement July 1983

Box 4, Folder 23

Magnet Programs - Proposed New, Expanded or Revised 1979-1980

Box 4, Folder 24

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School Children V. Ann Arbor School District July 12, 1979

Box 4, Folder 25

Meeting Minutes 1978-1979

Box 5, Folder 1

Meeting Minutes 1978-1979

Box 5, Folder 2

Meeting Minutes September 1979-May 1980

Box 5, Folder 3

Meeting Minutes 1980-1982

Box 5, Folder 4

Meeting Notes September 18, 1978

Box 5, Folder 5

Meeting Notices 1981-1983

Box 5, Folder 6

Member Lists 1979

Box 5, Folder 7

Minority Education Task Force 1979

Box 5, Folder 8

Model Site Plan for School-Level Discipline and Attendance Policies; Procedures August 1979

Box 5, Folder 9

Monitor Applicants 1979

Box 5, Folder 10

Monitor Applications: Requests for Applications

Box 5, Folder 11

Monitor Assignments

Box 5, Folder 12

Monitor Executive Secretary Applicants

Box 6, Folder 1

Monitor Roles, Duties, and Guidelines 1978-1979, 1981

Box 6, Folder 2

Monitor Logs and Reports 1979-1980

Box 6, Folder 3

Monitor Logs and Reports 1979-1980

Box 6, Folder 4

Monitor Questions November 6, 1978

Box 6, Folder 5

Monitor - Training Session 1979

Box 6, Folder 6

Site Monitoring of Integration Programs October 26, 1982

Box 6, Folder 7

News Clippings

Box 6, Folder 8

Masters (Originals) for Copying

Box 6, Folder 9

Pardee Presskit 1978

Box 6, Folder 10

Plaintiffs Proposed Guidelines for Integration Task Force

Box 6, Folder 11

Plans to Alleviate Racial and Ethnic Segregation of Minority Students Guidelines April 12, 1978

Box 6, Folder 12

Principals and Vice Principals Alphabetical List

Box 6, Folder 13

Proficiencies/Higher Level Competencies

Box 6, Folder 14

Program Options Informational Brochure

Box 6, Folder 15

Pupil Transportation 1978-1982

Box 6, Folder 16

Questionnaires 1979

Box 7, Folder 1

"Quiet Revolution in Education Research"

Box 7, Folder 2

Integration Task Force Race/Human Committee

Box 7, Folder 3

Race/Human Relations - General 1980-1983

Box 7, Folder 4

Race/Human Relations Inservice Booklet September 8, 1980

Box 7, Folder 5

Race/Human Relations Program 1978

Box 7, Folder 6

Race/Human Relations Programs 1978

Box 7, Folder 7

Race/Human Relations/San Diego Integration Task Force Race 1980

Box 7, Folder 8

Race/Human Relations Program Evaluation Volume II October 1980

Box 7, Folder 9

Race/Human Relations Program Evaluation April 23-27, 1984

Box 7, Folder 10

Race/Human Relations Program, Implementation of October 18, 1983

Box 7, Folder 11

Race/Human Relations Program, Implementation of, Grades 7-12 1983

Box 7, Folder 12

Race/Human Relations Program Report September 30, 1980

Box 7, Folder 13

Race/Human Relations Program, Report of the Evaluation, Baseline Year 1982-1983 July 26, 1983

Box 7, Folder 14

Race/Human Relations: The Challenge and Impact of Change, Student and Staff Programs April 1984

Box 7, Folder 15

Race/Human Relations Programs, Suggested Activities for the Planning and Implementation of School/Site Programs August 23, 1978

Box 8, Folder 1

San Diego Unified School District Boundaries 1977-1978, 1983-1984

Box 8, Folder 2

San Diego Urban League 1979-1980

Box 8, Folder 3

Secondary Schools Integration Programs Proposed Revisions 1981-1982 December 1980

Box 8, Folder 4

School Desegregation Organizer's Manual

Box 8, Folder 5

School Directory, San Diego Unified School District 1980-1981

Box 8, Folder 6

School Lists 1983-1984

Box 8, Folder 7

School of Performing Arts 1979-1980

Box 8, Folder 8

School of Creative and Performing Arts - "The Production" December 1981

Box 8, Folder 9

Secondary Instructional Exchange Program October 2, 1979

Box 8, Folder 10

Site Action Requirements Summary 1983

Box 8, Folder 11

Site Monitoring of Integration Programs October 19, 1982

Box 8, Folder 12

Outline of Site Plan for School-Level Discipline and Attendance Policies, Procedures August 1979

Box 8, Folder 13

Annual Reminder to Site Administrators About Contract Provisions August 29, 1983

Box 8, Folder 14

"Some Thoughts for Educational Leaders" - Management Staff Conference September 2, 1983

Box 8, Folder 15

"The South Boston Story: Implications for Secondary Schools" April 1981

Box 8, Folder 16

Specialized Learning Centers

Box 8, Folder 17

Specialized Learning Program at Freese Elementary School, 1983-1984 August 29, 1983

Box 8, Folder 18

Speech

Box 8, Folder 19

Stockton Elementary School 1979-1980

Box 8, Folder 20

Superintendent Report November 9, 1978

Box 8, Folder 21

Teachers' Surveys 1980

Box 8, Folder 22

Teachers' Surveys 1980

Box 9, Folder 1

"Using Language to Learn" Morse High School 1980-1981

Box 9, Folder 2

Viewpoints and Guidelines on Court Appointed Citizens Monitoring Commissions in School Desegregation May 31, 1977-June 1, 1977

Box 9, Folder 3

Voluntary Programs Available to Students in San Diego City Schools February 1981

Box 9, Folder 4

Volunteer Auto Allowance 1981

Box 9, Folder 5

"What Research and Experience Teach Us About Desegregating Large Northern Cities" 1979

Box 9, Folder 6

Year-Round Programs in Schools

 

Reports and Surveys 1977-1983

Box 9, Folder 7

Achievement Goals Program Reading Level 8, Unit 1 Teacher's Guide August 1980

Box 9, Folder 8

Administrative Reorganization of the San Diego Unified School District Plan December 14, 1982

Box 9, Folder 9

California Assessment Program (CAP) Summary Report Results 1978-1979 November 8, 1979

Box 9, Folder 10

California Assessment Program Statewide Testing Results by District School, 1982-1983 School Year November 22, 1983

Box 9, Folder 11

Crawford V. Los Angeles Sixth Report of the Monitoring Committee March 13, 1979

Box 9, Folder 12

Direct Instructional System for Teaching Arithmetic and Reading (Distar) Report and Recommendations on the Distar Program July 15, 1980

Box 9, Folder 13

Direct Instructional System for Teaching Arithmetic and Reading Instructional Programs, Comparative Analysis, Achievement Goals Program - Summary of Findings and Conclusions Report No. 310 April 13, 1982

Box 9, Folder 14

Districtwide Testing Results by District and School, Grades 5,7, and 9 1983

Box 9, Folder 15

Elementary School Magnets Existing in Court Designated Minority Isolated Schools Report January 27, 1981

Box 9, Folder 16

Elementary and Secondary Instructional Exchange Learning Centers Report

Box 9, Folder 17

Goals, General and Specific Recommendations Related to Integration Planning Report May 31, 1977

Box 9, Folder 18

Los Angeles School Monitoring Committee - Magnet Program Report March 13, 1979

Box 9, Folder 19

Lincoln High School Analyst Report July 7, 1981

Box 9, Folder 20

Lincoln Project - Proposed Amendment to the Integration Plan July 23, 1981

Box 9, Folder 21

"Lincoln High School Report, July 7, 1981" - Response to Analyst's Report July 23, 1981

Box 9, Folder 22

Option Bank, Part B - Student Experiences, Staff Development, Parent/Community Involvement September 13, 1978

Box 9, Folder 23

Option Bank, Part C - References and Resources November 9, 1978

Box 9, Folder 24

Overall Planning Committee Report April 27, 1981

Box 9, Folder 25

Pupil Ethnic Census 1976-1977 to 1980-1981

Box 9, Folder 26

Pupil Ethnic Census 1977-1978 October 1977

Box 9, Folder 27

Pupil Ethnic Census, 1978-1979 October 1978

Box 9, Folder 28

Pupil Ethnic Census 1978-1979 November 1978

Box 9, Folder 29

Pupil Ethnic Census, 1978-1979 December 14, 1978

Box 9, Folder 30

Pupil Ethnic Census 1979-1980 November 1979

Box 9, Folder 31

Pupil Ethnic Census 1980-1981 December 9, 1980

Box 9, Folder 32

Pupil Ethnic Census Report, 1981-1982 December 8, 1981

Box 10, Folder 1

Pupil Ethnic Census Report, 1982-1983 December 14, 1982

Box 10, Folder 2

Pupil Ethnic Census, 1983-1984 December 20, 1983

Box 10, Folder 3

Pupil Testing Report May 1977

Box 10, Folder 4

San Diego School Integration Task Force Binder May 8, 1979

Box 10, Folder 5

San Diego School Integration Task Force Binder May 8, 1979

Box 10, Folder 6

San Diego Integration Task Force Report June 7, 1979

Box 10, Folder 7

San Diego Integration Task Force Report March 17, 1980

Box 10, Folder 8

San Diego Integration Task Force Report May 1981

Box 10, Folder 9

San Diego Integration Task Force Progress Report 1981

Box 10, Folder 10

San Diego Integration Task Force Interim Report, March 25, 1980, Reaction May 19, 1981

Box 10, Folder 11

San Diego Integration Task Force Report May 10, 1982

Box 10, Folder 12

San Diego Integration Task Force Report May 1983

Box 10, Folder 13

San Diego Integration Task Force Attachments May 1983

Box 11, Folder 1

San Diego Integration Task Force Report June 15, 1984

Box 11, Folder 2

San Diego Integration Task Force Report

Box 11, Folder 3

San Diego Plan for Racial Integration Support Documents, Volume II Appendices June 12, 1977

Box 11, Folder 4

San Diego Plan for Racial Integration Amendment July 20, 1977

Box 11, Folder 5

San Diego Plan for Racial Integration, 1978-1982 March 22, 1978

Box 11, Folder 6

San Diego Plan for Racial Integration, Evaluation of, 1977-1978 May 1978

Box 11, Folder 7

San Diego Plan for Racial Integration Amendment, 1978-1982 August 8, 1978

Box 11, Folder 8

San Diego Plan for Racial Integration, Evaluation of, 1978-1979 June 1979

Box 11, Folder 9

San Diego Plan for Racial Integration 1979-1982 Revised June 1979

Box 11, Folder 10

San Diego Plan for Racial Integration Proposed Amendments, 1979-1982 August 9, 1979

Box 11, Folder 11

San Diego Plan for Racial Integration, Evaluation of, 1979-1980 June 1980

Box 12, Folder 1

San Diego Plan for Racial Integration Amendments, 1979-1982 June 24, 1980

Box 12, Folder 2

San Diego Racial Integration Plan - Elementary School Programs Approved and Proposed Revisions

Box 12, Folder 3

San Diego Plan for Racial Integration 1982

Box 12, Folder 4

San Diego Plan for Racial Integration October 12, 1982

Box 12, Folder 5

San Diego Plan for Racial Integration Report 1981-1982 June 22, 1982

Box 12, Folder 6

San Diego Plan for Racial Integration Report 1983-1984 July 24, 1984

Box 12, Folder 7

San Diego Plan for Racial Integration Plan Report

Box 12, Folder 8

San Diego Plan for Racial Integration, Summary of Programs 1978-1982

Box 12, Folder 9

School Desegregation Integration Notebook June 1977

Box 12, Folder 10

School Desegregation, Alternative Proposal April 1978

Box 12, Folder 11

School Integration Surveys, Related Memorandums

Box 12, Folder 12

School Integration Surveys Preliminary Report May 1977

Box 12, Folder 13

School Integration Surveys 1978 Report April 26, 1978

Box 13, Folder 1

The Seattle Plan for Eliminating Racial Imbalance by the 1979-1980 School Year December 13, 1977

Box 13, Folder 2

Site Educational Plan

Box 13, Folder 3

Report of Task Force to Study District Administrative Reorganization February 16, 1982

Box 13, Folder 4

Site Monitoring of Integration Programs, Report 1982-1983 July 12, 1983

Box 13, Folder 5

Testing Results for Minority Isolated Schools, Spring 1983 August 2, 1983

Box 13, Folder 6

Voluntary Ethnic Enrollment Program, Final Report on an Evaluation of the December 1977

Box 13, Folder 7

Voluntary Ethnic Enrollment Program Allied Patterns for 1979-1980 October 1979

Box 13, Folder 8

Voluntary Enrollment Program, Evaluation May 1981