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Title: School Integration Task Force Records, 1974-1983Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
ID: MS-0234
Extent: 5.42 Linear Feet
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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.

Author: Amanda Lanthorne
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I.  General Files, 1974-1983

II. Reports and Surveys, 1977-1983

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Acquired: 06/22/1983.
Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Rights: 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.
Acquisition Note: Judy McDonald
Related Materials:

Carlin Integration Case Records

Reverend George Walker Smith Papers

Harold K. Brown Papers. 1956-2000

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.
Other Note: 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.
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