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School Committee members look on as Nucci and Wilson sign a contract
[Laval Wilson signs his contract at a press conference]
Original Airdate: 8/21/1985

Length: 00:14:58
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
Dr. Laval Wilson and members of the Boston School Committee assemble themselves at a press conference in Wilson's office. The media sets up a shot of Wilson and Nucci signing copies of Wilson's contract. Wilson and Nucci shake hands. Wilson shakes hands with each member of the School Committee. Wilson takes questions from reporters. Wilson talks about his enthusiasm for his new post. He says that his biggest challenge will be to familiarize himself with the issues and problems within the school system. A reporter asks Wilson about the politics of the school system. Wilson says that politics are always involved in public education. Wilson says that he and his family are making themselves at home in the city. Wilson answers reporters' questions about Arthur Garrity (federal judge) and his supervisory role over the Boston Public Schools. Wilson says that the city of Boston owes Garrity a debt of gratitude for his wisdom and leadership in the school desegregation case. Wilson talks about his meeting with Garrity in the courtroom. Wilson says that he is committed to integrated schools. Wilson adds that today's hearing in Garrity's courtroom was the last. He says that Garrity will soon turn over stewardship of the schools to Wilson and the School Committee. Meg Vaillancourt sets up an interview with Grady. Grady talks about the importance of Garrity's final hearings. He says that today is a "historic" day. Grady is optimistic about Wilson's selection as superintendent. Vaillancourt sets up an interview with Nucci. Nucci talks about the significance of Garrity's withdrawal from the schools. He says that the School Committee is ready to take on the responsibility of running the schools. Nucci adds that the School Committee is looking forward to working with Wilson as superintendent.

Contributor : Reporter
Meg Vaillancourt
Format : Tape 4039   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 102109 
VHS cassette 103383 
Betacam cassette 79599 
digital betacam cassette 103387 

Subject : Keywords
Busing for school integration - Law and legislation
Morgan v. Hennigan
School boards
School superintendents

Subject : Personal Names
Browne, Abigail
Casper, Joseph
Garrity, W. Arthur, Jr.
Grady, John
McCluskey, Kevin
McGuire, Jean
Nucci, John
Vaillancourt, Meg
Walsh-Tomasini, Rita
Wilson, Dr. Laval

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston School Committee

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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