Arrest Clipping from Oxnard Press Courier, Mon, Nov 17, 1969.

Clipped from US, California, Oxnard, Oxnard Press Courier, November 17, 1969

\ new plan for dealing uith de facto segregation in the Oxnard School District was offered Sunday by Kenneth My-tinger of Oxnard at a public forum on the issue sponsored by the North Oxnard CnitedMethodist ChurchMytinger. who was one of the panelists at the forum, is the local sponsor of the Wakefield Vmendment to prohibit busing of school children without their parents’ consent.Mis plan calls for steps in the following order First, the Fulbert school site would be sold. Then Krittell School’s auditorium would be converted for classroom use. The lf portable classrooms in the Colonia would be moved to schools on the north side of Oxnard. After this, attendanceboundaries at these schoolswould be realigned to include portions of the Colonia Two new' larger schools, one a junior high, would then be constructed, located so racial balance would be achieved .lunior High Schools would be converted to grades six through eight. Then Hose Avenue School would be given exemplary status, Ha mona and Juanita would close and all attendance boundaries would be realigned Only slight, additional busing would be required to achieve nearly com plete racial balance, Mytinger believedHis plan will be presented to the school district shortly, and a school official said it would receive serious consideration along with the others Also present as panelists were Kddie Condon of the Ventura County NAACP; Norm Brekke of the Oxnard School District; Dr. Stephen Herzog of Moor park College; Kay Banyai of the league of Women Voters; and Manny Soria, community relations representative for the City of Oxnard Moorpark College instructor James Lehr acted as moderatorPresent in the audience ofabout 7(1 people were trusteesKenneth Tinklepaugh. Dr .1Keith Mason, and Thomas Kane of the Oxnard School District, and Oxnard City Councilman RH (Bud) Roussey.According to both Lehr and Brekke, the meeting generated much rational and informative discussion of the issue Lehr said the consensus of both audience and panel seemed to be that a problem did. indeed, exist in the community and thatboth the school board and the community should seek a solution -with all dispatch. while also working on the long term solution of changing housing patterns to obtain more heterogenious neighborhoods.