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Chicago Schools Started Removing Police Two Years Ago. What’s Happened Since?

CPS empowered local schools councils to make the decision to keep or remove police two years ago. Because the district has released few details about the impact, it’s hard to tell if a different approach to safety is working.


Friends, Family Of Slain Youth Activist Caleb Reed Look For Permanent Home For A Mural In His Honor

The 17-year-old was part of the citywide movement to get police out of public schools. “Now we want to keep his legacy going," his friend said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

West Side Violence Prevention Group Helping CPS Design Alternatives To Cops In Schools: ‘A Whole Different Way Of Them Doing Things’

Partner organizations will host focus groups to get input from school communities. The feedback will be developed into safety strategies for CPS to review.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

CPS Board To Vote On Plan To Phase Out Police In Schools Wednesday

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.


Despite Protests, Most Chicago Schools Voted To Keep Police. What’s Next?

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.


Von Steuben High School Votes To Keep In-School Police

Many said they supported having school resource officers at the North Park school, but they want the officers to interact more with the school community.

North Park

Here’s How Chicago Schools Voted On Police In Schools So Far

So far, 33 councils have decided to retain the police program, while 12 councils will remove police from schools. More than 70 schools with police officers will need to vote by Friday.


Westinghouse College Prep Votes To Keep School Officers After Several Delays

Dozens of Chicago public high schools must vote by the end of the week on school resource officers. The majority have opted to keep police officers on their campuses.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

The Last Week Of Chicago School Council Police Votes Is This Week. Here Are The Details

A few schools have voted to remove school resource officers from campus. Here are the meetings this week.


Wells Community Academy Votes To Keep School Police Officers In Narrow Decision

No students attended Monday's virtual meeting, but three community members — including a prospective parent — urged the council to vote to remove police.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Lane Tech Local School Council Votes To Oust In-School Cops

“Seeing a gun in school is really disturbing. I find it uncomfortable every time I see it, and I can’t imagine what students experience when they see that — especially students of color,” said one parent.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Back Of The Yards College Prep Votes Out Police; 5th CPS School To Remove Cops From Campus

Local school council members voted 6-5 in favor of eliminating school resource officers from the South Side school Monday morning.

Back of the Yards

As Chicago Makes Headway On School Council Transparency, Some Say It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

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.

South Chicago, East Side

Two More Weeks Of Chicago School Council School Police Meetings To Go. Here Are The Details

Three councils have voted to remove resource officers from their schools already. Here are the meetings this week.


CPS Agreed To Pay School Police Officers’ Full Salary And Pensions — Up To $150,000 Per Year

New data shows what CPS’ contract with police calls for: a full year’s salary and benefits for 10 months of work.


Farragut Career Academy Votes To Keep Police On Little Village Campus

More than 70 schools have to vote on the hotly debated issue of cops in schools by Aug. 15.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Taft High School Votes To Keep Police On Campus, But LSC Chair Blasts CPS Process

“I still feel rushed [about this decision] and I don’t like feeling rushed,” Taft's principal said.

Edgebrook, Edison Park, Sauganash

Roberto Clemente Ousts School Officers From Campus: ‘The Last Thing Our Kids Need Is More Policing’

The Humboldt Park high school is now the third Chicago public school to eliminate school police.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Chicago Schools Have 3 Weeks To Vote On School Police. Here Are The Details.

Two councils have voted in support of removing resource officers from their schools already. Here are the meetings this week.

In Turnaround, Chicago Promises To Track, Publicize Upcoming School Police Votes

The announcement comes after a joint investigation by Chalkbeat Chicago and Block Club Chicago spotlighted transparency issues with the public bodies.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
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