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Maia Spoto, Chalkbeat Chicago

Chicago Public Schools Will Require Masks When Classes Resume — But 3 Feet Of Distancing Not Guaranteed

The state school board has said masks can be optional for vaccinated students and teachers. But local district can set stricter rules.

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Final Tally: Majority Of CPS High Schools Will Reduce Police Presence On Campus This Year

Among the 31 campuses deciding to reduce their in-school police force, seven have voted to fully remove officers, including Jones College Prep and Lake View High School.

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As Delta Variant Cases Mount, Chicago Parents Worry CPS Will Reverse In-Person Reopening Plans

Interim CEO Jose Torres announced in June he’s set on a full-time in-person fall reopening, and the state has said districts should offer remote learning only in limited exceptions.

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This Week Brought A Flurry Of Decisions Around School Police In Chicago. What To Know

Last summer, schools that voted to cut officers from their campuses lost district dollars. Now, they get to keep those funds.

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School Safety Without Police: Social Workers, Private Security Considered As Councils Vote To Remove Officers From Campus

At least 22 local school councils have voted this summer to eliminate one or more officers at high schools, while at least 16 voted to keep them.

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Chicago Public Schools Unveils Student Vaccination Program, Including Three Standing Sites And Mobile Clinics

The sites are Chicago Vocational Career Academy in Avalon Park, Michele Clark High School in Austin and Theodore Roosevelt High School in Albany Park.

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Chicago Will Limit When Schools Call Police. Do Changes Go Far Enough?

Under the student code of conduct approved Wednesday, school administrators should only dial 911 when there is an immediate threat of danger or harm to those on school grounds.

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