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Guide to the California State Commission on School Districts records, 1939-1949 (1945-1949)
MSS 1980/02  
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Description
California governor Earl Warren (1943-1953) established the Reconstruction and Reemployment Commission. The Commission drafted the Optional Reorganization Act in 1945 to address school district reorganization. The Act created the State Commission on School Districts to survey school district reorganization. The Commission surveyed every county in California and made recommendations to the State Board of Education. In 1949 the State Commission on School Districts was disbanded and the State Board of Education assumed responsibility for the reorganization process. The collection consists of correspondence, commission meetings, legislative proposals, survey plans and reports for all counties except Inyo, Los Angeles, Plumas, and San Francisco.
Background
By the end of World War II, California had been transformed into a highly industrialized economy and many new residents were attracted to the state. Concerned about the transition to a post-war economy and potential unemployment problems, Governor Earl Warren established the Reconstruction and Reemployment Commission (RRC). The RRC drafted the Optional Reorganization Act in 1945 to address school district reorganization in California. One result of the Act was the formation of the California State Commission on School Districts, which included Regional Commissions and Local Survey Committees.
Extent
2.5 Linear feet (2 record cartons)
Restrictions
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Availability
Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.