Citizens for Fair School Funding Records, 1933-1982  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Citizens for Fair School Funding (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
Citizens for Fair School Funding Records
Dates
1933-1982 (inclusive)
Quantity
8.17 cubic ft. (9 boxes)
Collection Number
5413 (Accession No. 5413-001)
Summary
Organizational records documenting a Washington State organization's legislative efforts to enact state-wide school finance reform.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Ad Hoc School Crisis Committee was established in 1975 after a double levy failure in Seattle resulted in school closures and staff layoffs. Seattle taxpayers turned down a $53 million operations levy and scaled back from a $59 million proposal that was defeated the previous year. Local efforts to convince the Washington State legislators to allocate full funding for public school led to the creation of several committees to determine the levy amount for the next year.

In 1976 the Citizens for Fair School Funding (CFSF) was created with the expanded purpose to influence legislation at the state level. The organization was dissolved in 1979; however, the Citizens Education Center Northwest (CECN) continued throughout the 1980s as an information resource, school advocate, and reform supporter.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, committee files, legislation drafts, financial records, student records, minutes, reports, lists, newsletters, photographs; 1933-1982 (bulk 1975-1979).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Curriculum RecordsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Harrison School
2 folders
1969-1972

Playground RecordsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Changing School Playgrounds Handbooks
1975
1
Photographs (Black and White)
undated
1
Playground
2 folders
1974-1975
1
Untitled Accordion File
8 folders
Restricted.
1972-1975
1
Flyers, Photographs, Negatives
1975

School Finance/Budget Committee RecordsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
The Politics of School Finance Reform in Washington State, 1975-1979
2 folders
1981
1
School Crisis '75
1975
1
Levy Crises
1976-1977
1
Seattle Say on Schools
1975
1
Ad Hoc School Crisis
2 folders
1975-1976
1
School-Related Articles
1976
1
Press: Education Related Articles
1976
1
Education Clippings
1976
2
Organizational Files
1976-1977
2
Pre-Legislative
1975-1977
2
Statewide Meetings
1976-1977
2
Drafting CFSF
1976-1977
2
Proposed Legislation
1976
2
Ratification Meeting
1976-1977
2
Proposed Bills
1977
2
Supporters
1976-1977
2
Fund Raising
1976-1977
2
Legislature Positions and Information
1976-1978
2
Post 1977 Legislature
1977-1978
2
Basic Education Act
1979
2
Media re: CSFS
1976-1977
2
1979 Legislation
1979
2
Post 1979 Legislation
1977-1981
2
Article by Anne H. Carlson and Betty Jane Narver
undated
2
School Finance Andersen
1979
2
Seattle Levy
1980
2
Basic Education Information Project
1980-1981
2
Citizens Education Center Northwest
1980-1981
2
Legislative Task Force
1980-1981
2
The Project
1975-1979
2
School Finance Kirst
1977
2
School Finance
2 folders
1980-1982
2
School Issues
1980
2
House Committee on Education Session Recap
1981
2
School Finance Study Commission
1981
2
Citizens Education Center Northwest Agenda
1980-1981
2
Basic Education & Related Bills
1977
2
American Association of University Women
1976
2
Budgets
2 folders
1976, undated
2
Untitled
1977
2
Association of Washington School Principals in Cheney, Washington
1973-1976
2
Press Sheet #2
1976
2
Questionnaire Response Tabulations
undated
2
Proposals
circa 1977
3
"Join Us" Sheet
circa 1977
3
Business Survey; Tax Reform Notes
1976-1977
3
Summary Proposal
circa 1977
3
Calendar Pages
1975-1977
3
Correspondence
2 folders
1976-1977
3
Mailings
1976-1977
3
Correspondence with Legislators
1976-1977
3
Filing System (Cards)
1976
3
Fund Raising Letters
undated
3
Job Description
2 folders
Restricted.
1976
3
Legislative Action
1975-1976
3
Legislative Action - Lobbying Effort
1976-1977
3
Legislative Presentation - Seattle Group (Carol's Coalition)
1977
3
Legislative Action - Final Strategy
1977
3
Steering Committee Address Labels
undated
3
Legislator Mailing Labels
undated
3
C-4
2 folders
1973
Lists
Box/Folder
3
Basic File Mailing List
undated
Box
3
Washington State School Directors
1975-1976
3
Volunteers by District
Restricted
1976
3
Organizations
1976
3
Meeting Attendance
1976-1977
3
Levy Committees
1976
3
Internal Lists
1976
3
House & Senate
1976-1977
3
Fund Raiser Party
1977
3
Legislative Communications
2 folders
1976-1977
3
Legislative Districts
1977
3
Democratic & Republican Parties
1975-1976
3
Legislature
1977
3
Names Sent by Individuals
1974-1977
3
School Administrators
1976
3
AWSP - Principals
1976
3
Failed Levies - Partial
undated
Box
3
Lists: Aging
1975-1976
3
Lobbying - Material Presented at Hearings, etc.
1977
3
Meetings - Portable
1976
3
Newsletters
1976-1977
3
Other Proposals - Washington Education Association, Governor Ray
1977
4
Organization & History of CFSF
1976-1977
4
Originals
2 folders
1976-1977
4
Positions - CFSF vs. Legislature
1976-1977
4
Proposal - Questionnaire and Summary of Results
Circa 1976
4
Proposal - Draft Version
1976
Public Relations
Box
4
Organization & Jobs
1976
4
Press Releases
1976-1977
4
Other Newsletters
1976-1977
Box
4
Proposal - Final & Bill Discussion Materials
1977
4
Responder Letters
undated
4
Statewide Organization - Notes on Structure, etc.
1976-1977
Statewide Organization
Box
4
Coordinators Lists (School District)
1977
4
Mailings to Coors (School District)
1976-1977
4
Regional Days
undated
Box
4
File Copies: Steering Committee - Minutes and Attendance
1976-1977
4
Speakers
1977
4
Steering Committee
1976
4
Use of Name
1976-1977
4
General
1978-1980
4
Drafting Committee
1978
4
Correspondence Sent
1978
4
Brochure, Photograph
Circa 1978
4
Attorney General Opinion: Salary Issue
1977
4
Correspondence Received
1978-1979
4
Legislation Presentation
1977-1980
4
Legislative Newsletters
1978
4
Urban Factor
1977-1978
4
Emerging Issues
1979
4
History
1978-1979
4
Governor Subcommiittee on Tax Alternatives
1978
4
Governor
1978
4
Coordination Mailing
December1977
4
General
2 folders
1977-1979
4
Legislative Committee: Positions & Recommendations
1978-1979
4
Lobby Packet
1977
4
Local Control
undated
4
LWV Report
1976-1978
4
Mailings
1978-1979
4
Management Team
1978
4
McCaffree Speech
June 2, 1976
4
Meetings: Spokane, Yakima, Seattle
1978
5
Legislative Materials - "They Represent You"
1977-1978
5
Legislative Positions
1978
5
Special Education
undated
5
State Board of Education
1978
5
Statewide Meetings
1978
5
Stationery
1976
5
Steering Committee
1978-1979
5
Testimony
1978-1979
5
Testimony on February 9, 1979 in Joint House and Senate
1978-1979
5
Regional Meetings
1978
5
Revenue - Budget
1976-1978
5
Roll Calls
1977-1979
5
Salaries - Teachers Information
1978
5
Superintendent of Public Instruction - Survey, Budget
1977
5
Originals
1978
5
Organizational Materials
1977-1978
5
Names
Circa 1970-1979
5
Minutes - Issues, Stands
1978-1979
5
News Clippings
1976-1979
5
Newsletters
1976-1978
5
School Finance
1978
5
Proposal
1977
5
Tax Reform
1975-1978
5
Questionnaire
1978
5
Tacoma Information
1978
5
CFSF Positions
1978-1979
5
Public School Full State Funding & Accountability
1973-1977
5
CFSF Summary
1977-1978
5
Positions of Others
1978-1979
5
Levy Lid Bills
1977
5
Basic Education Bills - 960
1977
5
Budget Bills - 3109
1977
5
Washington Administrative Code
1978
5
Report, Memorandum
1978
5
Transportation Issues
1978-1979
5
Transportation
1978-1979
5
Twenty-Five Hour Contact
1978-1979
6
Mayor Royer's Meetings; Urban Factor; Vancouver
3 folders
1975-1979
6
Legislature
1977-1979
6
Legislative - Bills, Amendments
2 folders
1975-1977
6
Organizational
1976-1977
6
Oregon Meeting
1977
6
Legislature Stuff
1977
6
Implementation
1977
6
Publications:Puget Soundings,New York Times,Christian Science Monitor
1977
6
43rd Newsletter
1977
6
Newsclippings
1976-1977
6
CFSF
1976-1977
6
Budget - Legislation
1977
6
Big 7, Tax Considerations
1976
6
Lawsuit
1977
6
Info - General
1933-1977
6
Seattle Branch CFSF
1977
6
Washington Education Association
1977
6
The 3 Bills, PTSA Outline on Them
1977
6
Coordinator Responses
June - August 1977
6
Correspondence
1976-1977
6
Draft Legislative Proposal
1976
7
862's
1977
7
History of CFSF
1976
7
Key Points Sheet
undated
7
Untitled
1971-1977
7
Seattle School District Suit Against State
undated
7
Lobbying Institutions
undated
7
Lists
1975-1977
7
Mailings
1977
7
Notes on Conversationist Meetings
1976-1977
7
People for Fair Taxes
1977
7
CFSF Positions: Budget, Legislation, Bills
2 folders
1977
7
PDC Forms
undated
7
Press Releases
1977
7
Ratification
1977
7
Revenue Information Post-Session
1977
7
School Directors Positions
1977
7
George Scott Testimony
1977
7
Bank Records
Restricted.
1976
7
CECN Pamphlet
1981
7
Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee, Seattle School District Information
1978
7
Citizens Budget & Academic Excellence
1978-1979
7
Transportation
1979
7
Educational Arm CECN
2 folders
1977-1979
7
CECN
1979
7
CECN
1978
7
Seattle Say
Circa 1975
7
Seattle Say on Schools
1975
7
People for Fair Taxes
1978
7
Strike
1978
7
Budget Committee
1977-1979
7
Seattle School District Budget
1978
7
Seattle School District Materials
1977-1978
8
Legislative
1977-1979
box:oversize
9
15 Black and White Photographs (Mounted)
undated
9
Architectural Drawing
1975

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Corporate Names :
  • Ad Hoc School Crisis Committee (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Citizens Education Center Northwest (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Citizens for Fair School Funding (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)