Advertisement Clipping from Oxnard Press Courier, Wed, Feb 6, 1963.

Clipped from US, California, Oxnard, Oxnard Press Courier, February 6, 1963

District studies segregation claimOxnard School District trustees have boon advised by the state Board of Education to get legal opinionsbefore they go ahead with plans to build a |umor high school in the Colonia area.4*It seems that the proposal would in effect createde facto segregation where it has not previously exist-from Thomas,” the trustees were told in a letter Braden, president of the state Board of Education.The teller was one ol tin* foeallpoints Iasi mgbi when two minor-'that thus wf*uld t*» contrary toity gmups urged trustees to re- the intent ol the state Board otconsider plans for the junior high}Education,’’ Mr Braden's lettcion the Culbert site at Colonia statedand Rose road.Twothehoardrepresentatives of National Association for the Ad-Trustee* Instructed Rupt. liar- varxement of Colored People old DePue to seek legal opinions urged the trustees to reconsider from the district attorney along their plans for the Culhert site Ihe lin« sUKRCSted by th. Mate) Klidj(, KlorM ^,,rwn,mK th.Community Service Organization,'If the construction of t h e confined his remarks to an exschool ... would result in an at-jpression of satisfaction that trust-tendance area that would in ees are concerned over the con-practical effect tend to establish troversial plan and are taking or maintain segregation on an preliminary steps to study the ethnic basis, R appears to me issue. The NAACP and CSO op-[K».Md a $3 2 million district bond rTp| ♦ issue last month because theyI 1^ ^ O felt the profiosed school would Jx*JL L I ICl segregates!OxnardA plan to eliminate de facte segregation in the' Colonia are; was promised tlx* hoard “withiia week” by Mrs Althea Sim mom, fie»ld secretary from the Los Angeles office of the NAACP She and .John Mack, presided of fix' Ventura County chaptei of the NAACP warned that theproposed »che»e| would lx* a scgregated schoolyesterday,gram a woman speaker, liked the speech and her.The woman was Mrs. Dorothy Gastello.She has been a member ofWe are n«H here to arouseOxnard Rotary did a rare thingft had for Its pro-And emotiotM or serve as professional agitators as we have been referred to, Mr. Mack told trusteesWe want to affirm our comthe staff of the Department of mitment to eliminate all phasesof segregation not only in ourschools, he said.Trustees indicatedEmployment almost from its beginnings in 1936 She spoke yesterday of the work of (he de partment which now handles all questions but farm placement That is the t*d beforefunction nowadays of the office school can be undertaken at Oxnard4 4manywstill must Ih» answer* construction of theBut in other areas of employ- Mrs. Marv Davis, hoard presiment if you want a job or il you dent, said six* intends to ask for seek workers, you go to the Ven- a public discussion on the feasi-Iitura office. The task there, said bility of operating the proposed Mrs Castello, is to fit the man to school to bouse children from the the job, or the woman to the third grade through the eighth job. or the young person to the gradeJ°b- That plan had been proposed tol.asf year (be office placed eliminate some of the overcrowd- i 4,531 in work in the county. That mg at Ramona and Juanita | includes full-time and part-time Schools. Space for Ihe lowei work. It was an increase of 3o grades could be available until J per cent over the previous year, the jumor high school age group in job placements. This year, she reaches such a size that the en-said, the department expects to tire school would be needed forplace 6,000 persons. In Decern-that purpose.her, in Ventura county, she said. Trustees had planned the jun-there were 78,125 jiersons em- j0r high school in the Coloniaployed. area to handle students attend-It used to be that the oil in- jpg Fremont Junior High School dustry was dominant in employ-from that area This would ment in Ventura county. But not jcreate space at Fremont, trust- |any more. ees said, to take in some stu-The aerospace industries are dents who otherwise would go to dominant, with fourteen places Haydock Junior High, thus employing persons in this task llieving the enrollment That includes Point Mugu, t h e on that schooliItI(Ire-pressure(!