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Roosevelt High School Votes To Remove In-School Police

The Albany Park school joins at least six other high schools, including Lane Tech College Prep, that have opted to eliminate officers.

Albany Park

Prosser Career Academy Votes To Keep In-School Police Officers

The Belmont Cragin high school is the latest Chicago public school that has opted to keep school resource officers in place.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

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

Chicago Proposes Reducing Funding For School Police By More Than Half

The budget proposal is the first indication of how the district will modify its school police contract for next year.


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

Solorio Academy Votes To Keep Cops On Campus

The Gage Park school joins a growing list of Chicago high schools that have opted in recent weeks to keep school resource officers in place.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Hancock College Prep Votes Out Police, Becoming 4th CPS School To Remove Cops On Campus

In a 6-4 vote, the school council voted against keeping officers at the Southwest Side school after hearing from teachers and parents.

Midway, West Lawn

Loved Ones Honor Slain Teen Activist Caleb Reed: ‘I’m Going To Keep Pushing His Legacy No Matter What’

Caleb Reed, 17, was shot to death July 31 in West Ridge. He was a vocal activist prominent in the ongoing debate to remove police officers from schools.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Englewood’s Lindblom High School Votes To Keep School Police Officers On Campus

The local school council's student member, who voted against keeping officers, said Lindblom's student body was divided on the issue.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

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.


Teen Activist Fatally Shot Friday Afternoon In West Ridge

Caleb Reed was a senior at Mather High School and part of the city's youth led movement to remove armed police from Chicago Public Schools.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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.


18 Of Chicago’s Local School Councils Have Voted To Keep Police So Far

More than 70 schools with police officers will need to vote by Aug. 14. Here are the definitive votes so far.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

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, West Loop

In Little Village, Councils Want To Remove Police From Schools. Principals Want Them To Stay. Who Will Get The Final Say?

As part of the unofficial vote Tuesday, all four Little Village High School principals recommended keeping resource officers at the campus.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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
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