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(President, Chairman of Board, or

comparable authorized official) If any grades are covered by freedom of choice for the 1966–67 school year, state grades so covered:

and choice period dates: -------- to

State grades covered by any other type of plan for 1966-67: -- --------- and specify type of plan:----ATTACHMENT 2-TEXT FOR NOTICE TO BE PUB

LISHED IN NEWSPAPERS, DISTRIBUTED WITH LETTERS TO PARENTS, AND OTHERWISE MADE FREELY AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC (REQUIRED BY § 181.34)

(School system name and ofice address) NOTICE OF SCHOOL DESEGREGATION PLAN UNDER

TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 (This notice is made available to inform you

about the desegregation of our schools. Keep a copy of this notice. It will answer many questions about school desegregation) 1. Desegregation Plan in Effect. The

(Name of school system) public school system is being desegregated under a plan adopted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The purpose of the desegration plan is to elimi. nate from our school system the racial segregation of students and all other forms of discrimination based on race, color, or national origin. Your school board and the school staff will do everything they can to see to it that the rights of all students are protected and that our desegregation plan is carried out successfully.

2. Nonracial Attendance Zones. Under the desegregation plan, the school each student will attend depends on where he lives. An attendance zone has been established for each school in the system. All students in the same grade who live in the same zone will be assigned to the same school, regardless of their race, color, or national origin and regardless of which school they attend now.

3. Transfer to School in Another Zone. A student may transfer from the school to which he is assigned only under the following conditions: (State here the conditions, if any, under which transfer will be granted. They must be consistent with the transfer provisions stated in $ 181.33 of the Statement

of Policies.) Transfers for any other reasong will not be permitted.

4. Notification of Assignment. On ---- -- the parent, or other adult

(Date) person acting as parent, of each student enrolled in this system will be sent a letter telling him the name and location of the school to which the student will be assigned for the coming school year. The letter will also give information on any school bus sertice provided for the student's neighborhood. A copy of this notice will be enclosed with each letter. The same letter and notice u be sent out on the above date for all children the school system expects to enter the school system for the first time next year. This includes children entering first grade or kindergarten. (Delete "or kindergarten" 1 not offered.) If the school system learns of a new student after the above date, it will promptly send the student's parent such a letter and a copy of this notice.

5. Maps Showing Attendance Zones. Maps showing the boundary lines of the attendance zones of every school in the school system are freely available for inspection by the public at the Superintendent's office. Individual zone maps are available at each school.

6. Revision of Attendance Zone Bound. aries.

Any revision of attendance zone boundaries will be announced by a prominent notice in a local paper at least 30 days before the change is effective.

7. All Other Aspects of Schools Desegregated.

All school-connected services, facilities, athletics, activities and programs are open to each student on a desegregated basis. A student assigned to a new school under the provisions of the desegregation plan will not be subject to any disqualification or waiting period for participation in activities and programs, including athletics, which might otherwise apply because he is a transfer student. All transportation furnished by the school system will also operate on s desegregated basis. Faculties will be deseg. regated, and no staff member will lose bis position because of race, color, or national origin. This includes any case where less staff is needed because schools are closed or enrollment is reduced.

8. Attendance Across School System Lines.

No arrangement will be made or permission granted by this school system for any students living in the community it serves to attend school in another school system, where this would tend to limit desegregation, or where the opportunity is not available to all students without regard to race, color, or national origin. No arrangement will be made or permission granted, by this school system for any students living in another school system to attend public school in this system, where this would tend to Himit desegregation, or where the opportunity is

not available to all students without regard time during the 30-day choice period. No to race, color, or national origin.

one may require you to file your choice form 9. Violations To Be Reported.

before the end of the choice period. No It is a violation of our desegregation plan preference will be given for choosing early for any school official or teacher to influence, during the choice period. threaten or coerce any person in connection No principal, teacher or other school offiwith the exercise of any rights under this cial is permitted to influence anyone in mak. plan. It is also a violation of Federal regula ing a choice. No one is permitted to favor tions for any person to intimidate, threaten, or penalize any student or other person becoerce, retaliate or discriminate against any cause of a choice made. Once a choice is individual for the purpose of interfering made, it cannot be changed except for serious with the desegregation of our school system. hardship. Any person having any knowledge of any vio Also enclosed is an explanatory notice give lation of these prohibitions should report ing full details about the desegregation plan. the facts immediately by mail or phone to It tells you how to exercise your rights under the Equal Educational Opportunities Pro the plan, and tells you how teachers, school gram, U.S. Office of Education, Washington, buses, sports and other activities are being D.C., 20202 (telephone 202–962-0333). The desegregated. name of any person reporting any violation Your School Board and the school staff will will not be disclosed without his consent. do everything we can to see to it that the Any other violation of the desegregation plan rights of all students are protected and that or other discrimination based on race, color, our desegregation plan is carried out successor national origin in the school system is also fully. & violation of Federal requirements and

Sincerely yours, should likewise be reported. Anyone with a complaint to report should first bring it to

Superintendent. the attention of local school officials, unless he feels it would not be helpful to do so.

ATTACHMENT 4 TEXT FOR LETTER TO PARENTS II local officials do not correct the violation FOR USE AFTER 30-DAY SPRING CHOICE promptly, any person familiar with the facts PERIOD (REQUIRED BY $ 181.46) of the violation should report them imme

(If separate schools have been maintained diately to the U.S. Office of Education at the

for other than Negro and white students, above address or phone number.

text is to be adjusted accordingly) ATTACHMENT 3—TEXT FOR ANNUAL LETTER TO PARENTS FOR USE DURING 30-DAY SPRING

(School system name and office address) CHOICE PERIOD (REQUIRED BY $ 181.46) (1 separate schools have been maintained

(Date sent) for other than Negro and white students,

DEAR PARENT: Our community has adopted text is to be adjusted accordingly)

a school desegregation plan. We will no

longer have separate schools for children of (School system name and office address)

different races. The desegregation plan has

been accepted by the U.S. Office of Education (Date sent)

under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. DEAR PARENT: Our community has adopted

The plan requires every student or his & school desegregation plan. We will no parent to choose the school the student will longer have separate schools for children of

attend in the coming school year. It does different races. The desegration plan has

not matter which school the student might been accepted by the U.S. Office of Education

have attended before, and it does not matunder the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

ter whether that school was formerly a white The plan requires every student or his

or a Negro school. You and your child may parent to choose the school the student will select any school you wish. attend in the coming school year. It does

choice of school is required for each not matter which school the student is at

student. A student cannot be enrolled at tending this year, and it does not matter any school next school year unless a choice whether that school was formerly a white or

of schools is made. A choice form listing a Negro school. You and your child may

the available schools and grades is enclosed. select any school you wish.

This form must be filled out and returned. A choice of school is required for each

You may mail it in the enclosed envelope, or student. A student cannot be enrolled at

deliver it by hand to any school or to the any school next school year unless a choice

address above any time before of schools is made. This spring there will

(Date) be a 30-day choice period, beginning ---

No one may require you to file your choice 1966, and ending ---- --, 1966.

form before that date. A choice form listing the available schools

No principal, teacher or other school offand grades is enclosed. This form must be

cial is permitted to influence anyone in makfilled out and returned. You may mall it in the enclosed envelope, or deliver it by hand Insert in text a date at least 7 days aftor to any school or to the address above any the letter is sent to parent.

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ing a choice. No one is permitted to favor or ent's office, at any time during the 30-day penalize any student or other person because choice period. No preference will be given of a choice made. Once a choice is made, it for choosing early during the choice period. cannot be changed except for serious hard A choice is required for each student. No ship.

assignment to a school can be made unless Also enclosed is an explanatory notice giv a choice is made first. ing full details about the desegregation plan. 5. Choice Form Information. It tells you how to exercise your rights under The school choice form lists the names, the plan, and tells you how teachers, school locations and grades offered for each school. buses, sports and other activities are being The reasons for any choice made are not desegregated.

to be stated. The form asks for the name, Your school board and the school staff will

address and age of the student, the school do everything we can to see to it that the

and grade currently or last attended, the rights of all students are protected and that school chosen for the following year, the apour desegregation plan is carried out success propriate signature, and whether the form fully.

has been signed by the student or his parent. Sincerely yours,

(If choice form asks for the student's race,

color, or national origin, insert the following

Superintendent. sentences: “The race, color, or national origin ATTACHMENT 5—TEXT FOR NOTICE TO BE PUB

of the student is requested for purposes of LISHED IN NEWSPAPERS, DISTRIBUTED WITH

recordkeeping required by the U.S. Office of LETTERS TO PARENTS, AND OTHERWISE MADE

Education. The information will not be FREELY AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC (REQUIRED

used in any way to discriminate against the By $$ 181.46 AND 181.53)

student.") Any letter or other written communication which identifies the student and

the school he wishes to attend will be deemed (School system name and office address) just as valid as if submitted on the choice NOTICE OF SCHOOL DESEGREGATION PLAN UNDER

form supplied by the school system. The

names of students and the schools they TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964

choose or are assigned to under the plan wil (This notice is made available to inform you not be made public by school officials.

about the desegregation of our schools. 6. Course and Program Information. Keep a copy of this notice. It will answer To guide students and parents in making a many questions about school desegrega choice of school, listed below, by schools, are tion)

the courses and programs which are not 1. Desegregation Plan in Effect.

given at every school in this school program.

(Here list, by schools, each course and proThe public school gram, such

as special education, foreign (Name of school system)

languages, vocational education, science, system is being desegregated under a plan

commercial courses, and college preparatory adopted in accordance with Title VI of the courses offered at a particular school which Civil Rights Act of 1964. The purpose of the

is not offered at the same grade level at desegregation plan is to eliminate from our every other school in the system. It must school system the racial segregation of stu

include courses and programs offered in dents and all other forms of discrimination grades not yet generally reached by the based on race, color, or national origin.

desegregation plan.) 2. Thirty-Day Spring Choice Period.

7. Signing the Choice Form. Each student or his parent, or other adult A choice form may be signed by a parent or person acting as parent, is required to choose other adult person acting as parent. A stuthe school the student will attend next school dent who has reached the age of 15 at the year. The choice period will begin on

time of choice, or will next enter the ninth or and close

1966.

any higher grade, may sign his own choice 3. Explanatory Letters and School Choice form. The student's choice shall be controlForms.

ling unless a different choice is exercised by On the first day of the choice period, an his parent before the end of the period durexplanatory letter and this notice will be

ing which the student exercises his choice. sent by first-class mail to the parent, or 8. Processing of Choices. other adult person acting as parent, of each No choice will be denied for any reason student then in the schools who is expected other than overcrowding. In cases where to attend school the following school year. granting all choices for any school would A school choice form will be sent with each

cause overcrowding, the students choosing letter, together with a return envelope ad

the school who live closest to it will be dressed to the Superintendent. Additional

assigned to that school. Whenever a choice copies of the letter, this notice and the choice

is to be denied, overcrowding will be deterform are freely available to the public at

mined by a uniform standard applicable to any school and at the Superintendent's office. 4. Returning the Choice Forms.

all schools in the system. Parents and students, at their option, may

9. Notice of Assignment, Second Choice. return the completed choice forms by hand All students and their parents will be to any school or by mail to the Superintend promptly notified in writing of their school

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assignments. Should any student be denied study required by the student, which is not his choice because of overcrowding he will available at the school chosen. be promptly notified and given a choice 15. All Other Aspects of Schools Desegreamong all other schools in the system where gated. space is available.

All school-connected services, facilities, 10. Students Moving Into the Community. athletics, activities and programs are open to

A choice of school for any student who will all on a desegregated basis. A student atbe new to the school system may be made tending school for the first time on a deduring the spring 30-day choice period or at segregated basis may not be subject to any any other time before he enrolls in school. disqualification or waiting period for partiAn explanatory letter, this notice and the cipation in activities and programs, includschool choice form will be given out for each ing athletics, which might otherwise apply new student as soon as the school system because he is a transfer student. All transknows about the student. At least 7 portation furnished by the school system days will be allowed for the return of the will also operate on a desegregated basis. choice form when a choice is made after the Faculties will be desegrated, and no staff spring 30-day choice period. A choice must member will lose his position because of race, be made for each student. No assignment to color or national origin. This includes any any school can be made unless a choice is case where less staff is needed because schools made first.

are closed or enrollment is reduced. 11. Students Entering First Grade.

16. Attendance Across School System Lines. The parent, or other adult person acting No arrangement will be made, or permisas parent, of every child entering the first sion granted, by this school system for any grade, or kindergarten (delete "or kinder students living in the community it serves garten" if not offered), is required to choose to attend school in another school system, the school his child will attend. Choices will where this would tend to limit desegregabe made under the same free choice process tion, or where the opportunity is not avail

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used for students new to the school system able to all students without regard to race, b in other grades, as provided in paragraph 10. color or national origin. No arrangement 12. Priority of Late Choices.

will be made, or permission granted, by this No choice made after the end of the spring school system for any students living in an30-day choice period may be denied for any other school system to attend school in this reason other than overcrowding. In the system, where this would tend to limit deevent of overcrowding, choices made during segregation, or where the opportunity is not the 30-day choice period will have first pri available to all students without regard to ority. Overcrowding will be determined by race, color or national origin. the standard provided for in paragraph 8. 17. Violations To Be Reported. Any parent or student whose first choice It is a violation of our desegregation plan is denied because of overcrowding will be for any school official or teacher to influence given a second choice in the manner provided or coerce any person in the making of a for in paragraph 9.

choice or to threaten any person with penal13. Tests, Health Records and Other En ties or promise favors for any choice made. trance Requirements.

It is also a violation of Federal regulations Any academic tests or other procedures for any person to intimidate, threaten, coerce, used in assigning students to schools, grades, retaliate or discriminate against any indiclassrooms, sections, courses of study, or for vidual for the purpose of interfering with any other purpose, will be applied uniformly the free making of a choice of school. Any to all students without regard to race, color person having any knowledge of any violaor national origin. No choice of school will tion of these prohibitions should report the be denied because of failure at the time of facts immediately by mail or phone to the choice to provide any health record, birth Equal Educational Opportunities Program, certificate, or other document. The student U.S. Office of Education, Washington, D.C., will be tentatively assigned in accordance 20202 (telephone 202-962–0333). The name with the plan and the choice made, and given

of any person reporting any violation will ample time to obtain any required document.

not be disclosed without his consent. Any Curriculum, credit, and promotion procedures

other violation of the desegregation plan or will not be applied in such a way as to

other discrimination based on race, color, or hamper freedom of choice of any student. 14. Choices Once Made Cannot be Altered.

national origin in the school system is also Once a choice has been submitted, it may

a violation of Federal requirements, and not be changed, even though the choice pe

should likewise be reported. Anyone with a riod has not ended. The choice is binding

complaint to report should first bring it to for the entire school year to which it applies, the attention of local school officials, unless except in the case of (1) compelling hard he feels it would not be helpful to do so. ship, (2) change of residence to a place where If local officials do not correct the violation another school is closer, (3) the availability promptly, any person familiar with the facts of a school designed to fit the special needs of the violation should report them immediof a physically handicapped student, (4) the ately to the U.S. Office of Education at the avallability at another school of a course of above address or phone number.

ATTACHMENT 6-TEXT FOR CHOICE OF SCHOOL one of these grades in the coming school year, FORM (REQUIRED BY $ 181,46)

or his parent or other adult person acting as (II separate schools have been maintained parent, may apply for transfer to any school for other than Negro and white students,

in the school system. The application will be text is to be adjusted accordingly)

granted if :

(a) The student wants to take a course d

study for which he is qualified, and which (School system name and ofice address)

is not available in the school he would other.

wise attend on the basis of his race, color, or (Date sent) national origin; or

(b) The student wants to attend the same CHOICE OF SCHOOL FORM

school or attendance center as a brother, This form is provided for you to choose sister, or other relative living in his house. the school your child will attend for the

hold who is attending school there as a result coming school year. It does not matter

of the desegregation plan, and the schod which school the child has been attending, offers the appropriate grade; or and it does not matter whether the school

(c) The student would otherwise be reyou choose was formerly a white or a Negro

quired to attend school in another school school. No student can be enrolled without

system on the basis of his race, color, or making a choice of school. This form must

national origin; or either be brought to any school or mailed to

(d) The student meets the regular require the Superintendent's office at the address

ments, having nothing to do with race, color, above by

It the student

or national origin, used by this school system is 15 years old by the date of choice, or will be

in permitting students to transfer from one entering the ninth or a higher grade, either school to another. The regular requirements the student or his parent may make the

of this school system for student transfers choice.

are as follows: (here insert such require. 1. Name of Child

ments). (Last) (First) (Middle) 2. Age

A transfer application form will be sent to each student in grades

A transfer 3. School and grade currently or last

application may be filed by means of this attended

Grade 4. School chosen (mark X beside school

form or by a letter. Extra copies of the form

are available at all school offices. Transfer chosen)

applications should be filed as soon as feasible (Here list by name, grades offered, and after a student has information which justi

location each school available. For ex fies making an application. ample:)

In addition, all students who are entering Name of school: George Washington

this school system for the first time in s High School O James Madison Elemen. grade which is not generally desegregated untary School.

der the plan will be assigned to a school Grades: 8-12; 1-7.

under the procedures which will be followed Location: Adams Street, Jefferson; Mon when the grade is generally desegregated in roe Street, jackson.

the fall of 1967. Signature

ATTACHMENT 8-TEXT FOR ANNUAL LETTER TO

PARENTS FOR USE DURING 30-DAY SPRING Address

CHOICE PERIOD (REQUIRED BY $ 181.74) Date

(If separate schools have been maintained This form is signed by (mark proper box): for other than Negro and white students, Parent o

text is to be adjusted accordingly) Other adult persons acting as parent o Student O

(School system name and ofice address) This block is to be filled in by the Superintendent's office, not by person signing. Is student assigned to school chosen?

(Date sent) 0 Yes O No

DEAR PARENT: Our community has adopted If not, explain:

a school desegregation plan. In the coming ATTACHMENT 7-TEXT OF PARAGRAPH TO BE

school year we will no longer have separate ADDED TO END OF NOTICE PUBLISHED IN

schools for children of different races who will be in grades

The following NEWSPAPERS, DISTRIBUTED WITH LETTERS TO PARENTS, AND OTHERWISE MADE FREELY

year all grades in our school system will be AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC BY A SCHOOL SYS

desegregated. The desegregation plan has TEM NOT DESEGREGATING ALL GRADES (RE

been accepted by the U.S. Office of EducaQUIRED BY $ 181.74)

tion under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The plan requires every student, or his Transfers by Students in Grades (here list parent, who will enter grades

to grades not desegregated).

choose the school the student will attend in The above grades will not be generally the coming school year. It does not matter reached by the desegregation plan until the which school the student is attending this fall of 1967. However, a student entering any year, and it does not matter whether that

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