Record Group Term
The Boston Public Schools Desegregation-Era Records collection dates from 1952 to 2004 (bulk, 1975-2000), and is comprised of seven record groups, reflecting different divisions of the school administration. The record groups include: The Department of Implementation; The Department of Implementation II; The Citywide Parents Council; The Citywide Parents Council II; The Office of General Counsel; Desegregation Related Grants; and The Department of Statistics. The collection contains administrative, programmatic and legal papers of the Boston Public Schools documenting their efforts to comply with court-ordered desegregation. It offers insight into the turmoil faced by school employees as they attempted to maintain peace, cooperate with the law and regain the trust of the community. See also School Committee Secretary Desegregation files and Law Department Morgan v. Hennigan case files
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents On June 10, 1976, plaintiffs filed suit in Suffolk Superior Court alleging a system-wide failure to evaluate and prepare educational plans for students referred for special education and to conduct periodic reviews to monitor progress in accordance with state regulations. Allen v. McDonough was the first class action suit brought against a school system in Massachusetts for non-compliance with Chapter 766. The State Department of Education intervened on the side of the plaintiffs. The Allen...
Dates: 1974-1998 (bulk, 1976-1992)
Abstract The Citywide Parents Council, Inc. (CPC) was a community/school based, non-profit, advisory organization established by Federal District Court mandate (Judge Arthur Garrity in the case of Tallulah Morgan vs. James Hennigan) in 1974. The CPC operated as an autonomous entity of the school system from 1974 to 2004. The Citywide Parents Council Records document the organization's mission to foster parental involvement in the schools, provide positive input into educational policies, and hold the...
Dates: 1952-2002 (bulk, 1975-2000)
Scope and Contents The Department of Statistics collection is 2 cubic feet and contains files from 1967 to 1973 pertaining to Boston Public Schools students and teachers. The original arrangement of the collection has been maintained, they are arranged in reverse chronological order by school year. Each years files contain statistics gathered through questionaires and surveys as well as the questionaires and surveys themselves. A large portion of these statistics were used for the annual statistics report and...
Scope and Contents The Desegregation related Grants Collection is arranged into 8 series: I. Chapter 636; II. Management Information Services Evaluation Reports; III. Office of Planning and Policy; IV. O'Connor, Thomas Evaluation Specialist; V. Gorham, Thomas Office of Chapter 636 Evaluation Specialist; VI. Hunt, Martin University Liaison, Chapter 636; VII. Horoschak, Peter Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent; and VIII. McCabe, Robert Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent.The Chapter...
Dates: 1967-1986 (bulk, 1972-1981)
Scope and Contents This collection has been arranged in five series spanning from 1975 to 1993: Office of Superintendent's Morgan Case Master File; Morgan Case Files; Log Officer’s Correspondence File; Subject File; and Lawsuits Other Than Morgan. The working papers in the case files contain drafts, memos, notes, etc. documenting the thought process behind the official record. Papers in this collection include original drafts of defendants’ answers to complaints; orders; memoranda; motions; depositions;...
Dates: 1975-1993 (bulk, 1975-1980)