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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Public Schools officials said Thursday plans are in the works to get high schoolers back in classrooms before the end of the school year.CPS CEO Janice Jackson told the Board of Education that meetings with the Chicago Teachers Union over those plans starting soon. Jackson said the district and the union are establishing a joint High School Task Force, in a process that formally began last week.READ MORE | CPS reopening: Pre-K, cluster students return to classroom ThursdayThe task force will work to create a plan to bring older students back to in-person learning with student, staff and teacher safety in mind.Jackson said she hopes to have high schoolers back in classroom this spring.RELATED: Chicago teachers approve tentative deal to reopen CPS classrooms, CTU saysCPS and CTU were locked in negotiations for months over plans from kindergarten through eighth grade students to return to classrooms. The...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago School Board is considering a rule that would give the head of Chicago Public Schools the authority to make getting the COVID-19 vaccine a condition for employment within CPS.The school board is set to vote on the rule Wednesday. The rule would also allow CPS to call on employees to report to work in person.The police would give CPS CEO Janice Jackson the authority to possibly mandate the vaccine as a condition of employment. The Chicago Teachers Union is already pushing back, even though CTU spent months fighting for its members to receive vaccinations before returning to school."We believe there is an obligation to bargain with the union over things that are conditions of employment and we should expect the board to bargain with us about this," said CTU President Jesse Sharkey.The policy also includes a provision that requires CPS employees to show proof they've...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A group of parents on Sunday called out Mayor Lori Lightfoot on a campaign promise. They want an elected school board, rather than the “hybrid” that Mayor Lightfoot supports. The advocates say that decision has cost Black and Brown communities greatly. “We don’t have a hybrid City Council. We don’t have a hybrid State Legislature,” said Jitu Brown of the Kenwood Oakwood Community Organization, “and if the School Board can raise our taxes, then we have the right to accountability for the public.” The parents pointed to elections more than five years ago where about 90 percent of Chicago supported electing school board members. They said the lack of an elected school board has led to school closings and a lack of resources. Also From CBS Chicago: Brad Rukstales Of Inverness, Arrested At U.S. Capitol Riot, Apologizes And Expresses Embarrassment Hackers Stole $2,000 From Woman’s Account,...
    CHICAGO — Nearly 50 supporters of an elected Chicago school board rallied outside the Thompson Center Tuesday, calling on the Illinois Senate to pass a bill this weekend that would take decision-making power for Chicago Public Schools away from the mayor. The Grassroots Education Movement, supported by the education advocacy group Raise Your Hand for Illinois Public Education, renewed its call for an elected school board as the Illinois House of Representatives convened a lame-duck session this week and Senate leaders have signaled they may meet. Rosa Esquivel, a parent of CPS students, said Tuesday the current mayoral-appointed seven-member Board of Education doesn’t understand her struggles as a mother.  “We need to elect community members that know our issues, that suffered the same struggle as we do. People that are going to represent us with dignity, that’s what we need,” she said. In 2019, the Illinois House of Representatives approved...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Board of Education is meeting to discuss the plan to get CPS students back in the classroom, while the Chicago Teachers Union feels the district's plan may not be safe.CPS plans to reopen next month- bringing back some special education students as well as elementary and high school students.But teachers and staff say they still believe it's not safe to come back to the classroom:Students, parents, CTU teachers and staff plan to hold a virtual meeting calling on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to enforce more safety standards inside schools.CTU officials say hundreds of school workers in school buildings on skeleton crews have tested positive for COVID19. They plan to have HVAC experts on the call to lay out safety concerns. They believe ventilation issues inside school buildings are not able to help reduce the spread of the virus.In a statement, CTU president Jesse Sharkey said in...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Board of Education is scheduled to meet virtually Wednesday morning, the day after an announcement was made about a return to in-person learning.Chicago Public Schools announced Tuesday that it will return to in-person instruction beginning in January after winter break.Wednesday's meeting starts at 10:30 a.m.CPS said pre-K and students enrolled in intensive and moderate cluster classrooms will return to in-person learning on Jan. 11, while K-8 grade students will return on Feb. 1. High school instruction will remain remote.The district said they chose the date because it provides minimal disruptions for the transition back into the classroom, and because it will allow students to quarantine after the holidays."While remote learning has allowed many of our students to continue their studies over the past eight months, the reality is that our Black and Latinx students, our youngest students and highest-need learners have not been equitably served,"...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Board of Education voted to keep its contract with Chicago police Wednesday, as protests continued outside CPS headquarters.The board voted to 4-2 to keep the contract.Student-led groups have spent the summer marching, protesting, rallying and even getting arrested over the issue of Chicago police officers in schools. On Wednesday, they took over the block in front of Chicago Public School headquarters, hoping to convince board members to cut the CPD contract with schools.RELATED: Lincoln Park High School council votes to remove SROs after student protestEMBED More News Videos A North Side high school council has voted to remove its school resource officers. Some members said they have been listening."It's the board's duty to listen to the research, and the research is conclusive that police perpetuate trauma and harm and contribute to the criminalization of Black students," board member Ann Rome said.While CPS said student arrests...
    CHICAGO — Police officers will remain in Chicago Public Schools under a modified program approved by the board of education, who once again rebuffed fervent community demands to eliminate school resource officers altogether. The seven-member board voted 4-2 on Wednesday to renew the district’s contract with Chicago Police to staff campuses with officers. The majority of board members said they support the changes made to the program. One member abstained. Young activists in Chicago long have organized to remove police officers from public high schools. They say having law enforcement involved in meting out school discipline creates a school-to-prison pipeline that disproportionately affects Black and Brown students. That activism took on renewed urgency after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which spurred national demonstrations against police violence. Other cities — including Minneapolis — have opted to end their school police programs, but Chicago leaders have avoided...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Board of Education meets to vote on its $8.4 billion budget. It includes funding to keep some Chicago police officers at CPS schools. It’s likely to be a long process, especially when it comes to the subject of funding for the school resource officers, or SROs. Last year, the board set aside around $33 million to pay for officers to patrol in schools. But after months of objections and protests, the city said it would allow individual schools and local school councils to call their own shots. Several have voted to opt out of the program, saying money should be spent on more nurses and social workers and not on officers. The board will vote on a modified contract with police. If approved CPS would pay no more than $12 million in a new agreement. The board is also setting aside $75 million for costs...
    CHICAGO — With a whirlwind summer of police votes coming to an end, the future of Chicago’s school police program now goes to the board of education. Board members will consider two items Wednesday: whether to renew a modified contract with the Chicago Police Department for school officers and, in a surprise addition, a resolution that would call for schools to create safety plans with the goal of eventually removing officers from campuses. In recent months, Chicago has seen a flurry of activity around school policing. Activists, who were inspired by the Minneapolis school district’s decision to cut ties with the local police department after a white police officer killed George Floyd, began pushing for the same in Chicago. They put pressure on the mayor, city council, and school board, but Chicago punted the decision to individual school councils. After weeks of voting and amid concerns about the process, most...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Local School Council voted to remove school resource officers from Lincoln Park High School Thursday night.The vote was seven to three to remove them.Students protested earlier this week, calling for their removal.The Chicago Board of Education voted 4-3 in late June to keep a $33 million contract that pays for Chicago police resource officers in CPS high schools.EMBED More News Videos Chicago Public Schools will keep their contract with the Chicago Police Department... for now. But the choice about how many school resource officers will be hired remains in the hands of the local school councils.The vote took place as several hundred people marched and rallied in the Loop in a demonstration organized by the Chicago Teachers Union."We are considering going back into school communities that do not have full-time nurses but we'll have police officers? Misplaced priorities!" said Stacy Davis Gates, vice president of CTU...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Public Schools board met Wednesday morning for the first time since they unveiled the district's back to school plan last week.Members of the Chicago Teachers Union are not happy with Mayor Lori Lightfoot's plan for the fall school semester.RELATED: CPS, mayor release hybrid learning framework for possible Chicago school reopenings in fallEMBED More News Videos Depending on your age and grade, the plan involves in-person instruction, remote learning, or both. Though not on the agenda, the tentative hybrid plan that combines at-home and in-person instruction took center stage, with the message that input is needed from all district stakeholders about their needs and concerns to help determine the safest way to enter school in the fall."We are determined to provide all students with high quality education that means social-emotional needs," said CPS CEO Dr. Janice Jackson."We know what we know about science, we know that...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s school board voted Wednesday to keep police officers in public schools, rejecting the demands of activists and some politicians to cancel a contract with the police department and following the lead of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who favors police presence in schools. In a 4-3 vote, the Board of Education kept its $33 million contract with Chicago Police Department in effect. The board is expected to take another vote in the next two months on whether to renew the contract, which is set to expire in August. The school district is the latest to grapple with how to address demands to get police officers out of schools. The Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday rejected a proposal to cut funds for campus police by 90% by 2024. There are currently about 200 officers in nearly 70 Chicago schools. The Local School Council of each school has...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- After hours of discussion, the Chicago Public Schools board voted 4-3 Wednesday to keep a $33 million contract with the Chicago Police Department.For now, the choice about whether officers are in schools will remain in the hands of the local school councils. But it does not mean the issue of cops in schools is going away.Several hundred people marched and rallied in the Loop Wednesday afternoon in a demonstration organized by the Chicago Teachers Union.WATCH: CTU holds rally as board votes on police in schoolsEMBED More News Videos The Chicago Teachers Union marches downtown as the Chicago Board of Education considers removing police officers from CPS schools. Demonstrators called for the $33 million contract that pays for Chicago police resource officers in CPS high schools across the city to be canceled as the Chicago Board of Education met virtually."Reforming our SRO program is not enough, that police...
    CHICAGO — An effort to remove police officers from Chicago’s public schools failed Wednesday after board members voted against terminating a contract with the city’s police department.  It was a close vote —  with four board members voting in favor and three against — but the question could come up again before school begins in the fall, when the board will vote on whether to extend the $33 million school police contract.  Wednesday’s vote came after an unusually emotional discussion where board members weighed their personal experiences with policing and violence in schools against their concern for students safety.  “Our schools should be places of nurture,” Elizabeth Todd-Breland who, along with Amy Rome, put forward the original motion. Instead, she said, board money is used to pay for tasers and patrols. “This is a deep institutional problem… it is not enough to reform or make a better trained or kinder...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Board of Education voted 4-3 Wednesday to keep Chicago Public Schools' $33 million contract with the Chicago Police Department.The board met virtually as members of the Chicago Teachers Union gathered for a rally after marching downtown.Tuesday night there was a march on the Northwest Side calling for the city to yank its contract with police, effectively pulling officers out of schools.Wednesday's school board vote on ending the contact with police will reveal how many school board members will go against the mayor on this issue. They were all appointed by her.EMBED More News Videos Removing cops from schools will take center stage at Wednesday's Chicago Board of Education meeting. Lightfoot is opposed to removing them, saying they're needed."We're not going to do that. Unfortunately, we need security in our schools. We spent a lot of time working through challenges that we had seen with police...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — By a narrow vote Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago Board of Education rejected a bid to remove Chicago police officers from dozens of schools. By a 4-3 vote, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s hand-picked board voted down a motion to terminate a $33 million contract with the Chicago Police Department to provide more than 200 school resource officers and staff sergeants at 72 high schools. Board member Elizabeth Todd-Breeland, who presented the motion to terminate the CPD contract, had argued “The presence of SROs fuels and perpetuates the school-to-prison pipeline, particularly for Black students.” “There is a well-documented history of police misconduct, abuse, violence, and disregard of human dignity and Black life. In addition, recent incidents of police violence against Black people across our country, and in our city, are in direct conflict with the values of the District and require us to take action,” Todd-Breeland’s motion stated. However, opponents of...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Removing cops from schools is taking center stage at Wednesday's Chicago Board of Education meeting.The board is meeting virtually as members of the Chicago Teachers Union gathered for a rally after marching downtown.Tuesday night there was a march on the Northwest Side calling for the city to yank its $33 million contract with police effectively pulling officers out of schools.Wednesday's school board vote on ending the contact with police will reveal how many school board members will go against the mayor on this issue. They were all appointed by her.EMBED More News Videos Removing cops from schools will take center stage at Wednesday's Chicago Board of Education meeting. Lightfoot is opposed to removing them, saying they're needed."We're not going to do that. Unfortunately, we need security in our schools. We spent a lot of time working through challenges that we had seen with police officers in schools,"...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Removing cops from schools is taking center stage at Wednesday's Chicago Board of Education meeting.The board is meeting virtually, but members of the Chicago Teachers Union have gathered for a rally and march in the Loop.Tuesday night there was a march on the Northwest Side calling for the city to yank its $33 million contract with police effectively pulling officers out of schools.The CTU is holding a march and rally Wednesday that began at noon and could last until possibly 3 p.m. ending at Daley Plaza.EMBED More News Videos The Chicago Teachers Union marches downtown as the Chicago Board of Education considers removing police officers from CPS schools. Wednesday's school board vote on ending the contact with police will reveal how many school board members will go against the mayor on this issue. They were all appointed by her.She is opposed to removing them, saying they're needed."We're...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Removing cops from schools will take center stage at Wednesday's Chicago Board of Education meeting.The board will meet virtually, but the Chicago Teachers Union plans to be demonstrating at CPS Headquarters.Tuesday night there was a march on the Northwest Side calling for the city to yank its $33 million contract with police effectively pulling officers out of schools.The CTU plans to support that with a march and rally Wednesday from noon until possibly 3 p.m. ending at Daley Plaza.Wednesday's school board vote on ending the contact with police will reveal how many school board members will go against the mayor on this issue. They were all appointed by her.She is opposed to removing them, saying they're needed."We're not going to do that. Unfortunately, we need security in our schools. We spent a lot of time working through challenges that we had seen with police officers in schools,"...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Wednesday the Chicago Public Schools Board is expected to vote on whether to cancel its $33 million contract with the Chicago Police Department, and one recent graduate is urging them to cut that tie.Dnigma Howard said her violent encounter with police at her high school shows why she believes officers have no place in schools.Howard said she is still suffering after she was beaten and dragged by police in 2019.RELATED: Video shows CPD officers dragging, punching, using stun gun on Marshall HS student"You can't even trust the people that's supposed to protect you," she said.Howard was a 16-year-old student at Marshall Metropolitan High School when she said she was caught using her cell phone in class and was asked to leave. When she refused, she said a Chicago police officer forced her out by grabbing her. She said two officers then dragged her down the stairs.She said...
    CHICAGO — Chicago’s school board will consider Wednesday whether to terminate its contract with the Chicago Police Department — even as the schools chief defended the school police program at a press conference Monday.  If the motion passes, it would make Chicago the largest city in the country to remove school police from its public schools.  School boards across the country have terminated school police programs in recent weeks, including Minneapolis, Denver, and Milwaukee.  In Los Angeles, a task force appointed by the superintendent said it will review the role and budget for school police.  The vote also could set up a stand-off between Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Chief Executive Officer Janice Jackson, and the appointed board of education. Both the mayor and schools chief have opposed the wholesale removal of police from schools.  During Monday’s press conference, Jackson said the decision to keep or remove school police should remain with...
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