Articles By Yana Kunichoff, Chalkbeat Chicago
Without the excitement of seeing friends in person or the anticipation of sitting in a new teacher’s classroom, some students are struggling to stay focused.
Attendance rates varied widely, with some schools reaching upwards of 95% of students participating on the first day, while others reported closer to 60% of students.
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CPS has reopened candidate nominations for council spots until Oct. 2, part of a series of changes to address council elections delayed in April due to the coronavirus crisis.
Most recently, 55 local school councils voted to keep police and 17 voted to remove them. Chicago Board of Education members have been split on the issue.
Most schools where the student body is majority Black voted to keep cops on campus. The factors that led to the outcome are multifaceted and complex.
A few schools have voted to remove school resource officers from campus. Here are the meetings this week.
The budget proposal is the first indication of how the district will modify its school police contract for next year.
CPS pledged to centrally track basic meeting information on cops in schools votes, but they aren't collecting meeting times or links to virtual meetings that are essential to public participation.