Local school councils across Chicago have until Aug. 14 to vote on whether to keep or remove school police officers.
The meetings so far have raised long-standing issues around the transparency of the groups, how much they are supported and trained, and lackluster participation.
The district recently announced it would post a list of campuses with police officers and a centralized list of upcoming votes on the issue. But as the district’s list doesn’t include links to participate in meetings, Chalkbeat and Block Club are continuing to track the upcoming meetings and links to participate.
More than 70 schools will vote on the issue by August 14, per a mandate from the district. Chicago has 144 resource officers at schools, 48 mobile school officers, and 22 staff sergeants. The board is expected to vote on whether to renew the $33 million school police contract at the August 26 board meeting.
Here are the local school councils scheduled to meet next week:
MONDAY AUGUST 10
Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School, Back of the Yards- 9 a.m. Meeting link and agenda here.
Wells Community Academy High School, West Town – 5:30 p.m. Find the meeting link here.
Kennedy High School, Garfield Ridge – Details TBD.
Lane Tech College Prep, Roscoe Village – 6:30 p.m. Find the meeting agenda, and link, here.
Bogan Computer Technical High School, Ashburn – Details TBD.
TUESDAY AUGUST 11
Roosevelt High School, Albany Park – 10 a.m. Find the announcement here.
Schurz High School, Irving Park – 5 p.m. Find more information here.
Uplift Community High School, Uptown – 5:30 p.m. Find the agenda here.
Jones College Prep, downtown – 5:30 p.m. Join the meeting here.
Chicago Military Academy, Bronzeville – 5:30 p.m. Find the meeting link and agenda here.
Mather High School, West Ridge – Tuesday 6 p.m. (Meeting link TBD)
Walter Payton College Prep, Old Town – 6 p.m. Find the meeting link here.
Senn High School, Edgewater – 6 p.m. Find the agenda here.
Daniel Hale Williams Prep School of Medicine, Bronzeville – 6 p.m. Find link here.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12
Whitney Young Magnet High School, Near West Side – 2:30 p.m. Details TBD.
Steinmetz College Prep, Belmont Cragin – 4 p.m. Details TBD.
Simeon Career Academy, Chatham – 6 p.m. Details TBD.
Orr Academy High School, West Garfield Park – Details TBD.
Washington High School, Southeast Side – Details TBD.
THURSDAY AUGUST 13
Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center, Albany Park – 5:30 p.m. Meeting link here.
Lincoln Park High School, Lincoln Park – 6 p.m. Find details here.
Lake View High School, Lake View – 6 p.m. Details TBD.
FRIDAY AUGUST 14
Lindblom Math and Science Academy, Englewood – Find the meeting link here.
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