George Washington Carver School District

George Washington Carver School District was a majority-black school district in Royal Oak Township, Michigan.

The former George Washington Carver Elementary School, now the Township of Royal Oak Recreation Center

It separated from the Clinton School District in 1945 as more African-Americans moved to the area. In 1960 Governor of Michigan G. Mennen Williams consolidated the Carver School District, along with its elementary school, into the Oak Park School District because the Carver district no longer had sufficient taxes to pay for a senior high school services,[1] and no area school districts voluntarily took its students for high school. In 1959 Detroit Public Schools (DPS) stopped accepting high school students from Carver because Carver owed DPS $125,053.67 ($1287954.33 according to inflation) in tuition and because DPS's own schools became overcrowded. At the time 24 teenagers at the 9th grade level resided in the Carver district.[2]

References edit

  1. ^ State of Michigan. "Carver Elementary School" In: Ashlee, Laura Rose (editor). Traveling Through Time: A Guide to Michigan's Historical Markers. University of Michigan Press, 2005. ISBN 0472030663, 9780472030668. p. 327. The historical marker may be viewed here
  2. ^ "Education: The Unwanted". Time. 1960-09-05. Archived from the original on 2011-02-03. Retrieved 2017-10-14.{{cite magazine}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)