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Ombudsman [series]

Three large sections compose the Ombudsman series: Assistant Superintendent of Ann Arbor Public Schools, publications, and the University of Michigan. The first section has official reports from Potts's office. The agency was responsible for addressing citizens' grievances to the school district. Recurring issues are race, class, and gender. This section also has a wealth of text speeches that Potts delivered during his tenure. The second section contains two of Potts's publications on the topic of Ombudsmanship. The third section is an assortment of items from his time as a University of Michigan graduate student, including a bound copy of his dissertation.

 
Assistant Superintendent for Human Relations and Community Services, Ann Arbor Public Schools
 
Reports
 
Annual Reports, Office of Ombudsman
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1971-1975
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1975-1978
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1978-1981
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1981-1984
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Recommendations for Combating Racism 1971
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Recommendations for Implementation of the Report on Humanness in Education 1971
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An Over-View Activities of the Office of Human Relations Ombudsman Ann Arbor Public Schools School Year 1970-71 1971
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Summary Types of Grievances Through the Office of Human Relations Ombudsman School Year 1970-71 1971
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Recommendations for Implementation of a Comprehensive Affirmative Action Program in the District 1972
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The Impact of Planning Decisions Upon Schools and Educational Policy 1972
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Functions and Programs, (scattered and undated)
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Humanness in Education 1974-1975
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Title IX: Self Evaluation 1976
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A Discussion Document on a Rationale and Planning Guide for Desegregation in the Ann Arbor Public School District 1976
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Affirmative Action Policy & Procedures for Contractors and Vendors 1976
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International Bar Association Ombudsman Committee 1976
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Desegregation Data and Analysis: Options for Educational Change 1978
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EEO Policy Analysis Ann Arbor Public Schools 1978
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New and Planned Housing Developments within the Ann Arbor School District 1979
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Report of the Citizens' Advisory Committee on Racial Balance & Educational Opportunity 1979 (2 folders)
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Black English -- A Current Educational Issue: The Ann Arbor Experience 1979
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A Preliminary Draft of a Plan for Improving Educational Opportunity and Improving Racial Balance in the Ann Arbor Michigan School District 1980
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"Remember the Ladies!" A Handbook of Women in American History 1980
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Progress Report Office of Assistant Superintendent -- Human Relations & Community Services 1980-81 School Year 1981
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Summary Types of Grievances Through the Office of Human Relations & Ombudsman 1982
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Gender and Ethnic Equity Goals and Plans for Implementation 1982
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An Administration Perspective on Suspensions in the Ann Arbor Schools 1982
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Ann Arbor Public Schools Year End Report 1983
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District Gender and Ethnic Equity Assessment 1982-1983 School Year: A Progress Report on the Implementation of the 1981-82 Assessment 1983 1982-1983
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District Gender and Ethnic Equity Assessment 1983-84 School Year 1984
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Community Services in the Ann Arbor Public Schools 1985
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Two-Year Operational Plan 1985
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Progress Report on Action Plans 1986
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Action Plan 1986
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Race/Ethnic/Gender Composition Study in Special Education 1986
 
Speeches from Ombudsman Office
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1970
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1971
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1972
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1973
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1974
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1975
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1977
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1978
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1979
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1980
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1981
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1983
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1984
 
Topical
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Thank You Letters 1971-1985 (scattered)
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Harvard Graduate School of Education Training 1983
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Miscellaneous 1980-1985 (scattered)
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Minority Recruitment and Retention undated
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Reorganization of Ann Arbor Schools 1984
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Cleary College 1984-1987 (scattered)
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Retirement 1986
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Discussion with Transportation Personnel 1988
 
Publications
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Robert L. Potts, "Educating the School Community About School Authority and Student Rights." In Student Behavior, Rights and Responsibilities and the Fair Administration of Discipline: Conference Proceedings April 1-2, 1974, Ed. Charles D. Moody et al. (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1974)
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Robert L. Potts, "Where Will it Go From Here?" Chalkboard (February 1979) p. 1.
 
University of Michigan, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies
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Student Files 1974-1982 (scattered)
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Robert L. Potts, "Ombudsmanship in Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts." Dissertation, University of Michigan, 1975.