Thanks for quick reply Gysbert. A few updates...
I was able to create a bookmark that unchecks the "Always 1 selected" and basically selects all 3 options... and this was used as the Initial Selection like in your photo above. So that solved the issue with the report only showing 1 SCHOOL. This alone will make the current manual procedure i do more convenient for sure; however, the only issue I foresee is that it does not revert the qvw back to its original "Always 1 Selected" state for that field.
To give you background, when this report is fully automated, it will be triggered to create a new PDF every single time the app itself reloads (once an hour), and thus... i cant risk it reloading the 1st time and then saving back to the production folder with the "Always 1 Selected" turned off. Does this make sense? Any suggestions on a way to have the report turn this "Always 1 Selected" back on each time after it has successfully stored the PDF file in its folder?
And as for the "Clear All".. unfortunately that does not work with "Always 1 Selected". I tried that first just incase, but the reports function just like the dashboard does in general, where clear does not have any effect on a field that is "Always 1 selected".
Thanks though for quick responses!!