Articles By Yana Kunichoff, Chalkbeat Chicago
More Administrators, More Money For Small Schools: Here Are 8 Items Getting More Funding In Chicago Schools Budget
About two-thirds of schools will see their budgets go up, while the rest will see their budgets go down based on enrollment.
That means that those caught smoking weed, for example, will no longer face the possibility of expulsion.
After the revelation of widespread abuse in Chicago Public Schools, more schools are teaching the meaning and practice of consent.
The goal of a diversion program, she said, is to understand why students might act out in the first place.
Chicago's new mayor overhauled the board that oversees the Chicago Public Schools.
Lightfoot, who was sworn in Monday, campaigned on a promise to support a switch from a school board appointed by the mayor to one selected by the public.
She inherits governance of a school district that a decade ago topped 400,000 students but has since dropped nearly 12 percent to 361,000.
From October to February, charter schools reported nine complaints of adult sexual abuse or misconduct against students, compared with 207 similar complaints in district-run schools.
Despite the strike, the network assured families that the four affected schools would remain open for the 2,200 students enrolled.