Could Chicago’s Ed Board Vote To Remove Police From Schools?

CHICAGO SCHOOL CLOSINGS
In this Aug. 26. 2013 file photo, Chicago Police patrol the neighborhood as Crystal Stoval delivers her niece Kayla Porter from their south side home to Gresham Elementary School on the first day of classes in Chicago. The school that Kayla attended last year was closed over the summer by Chicago Public Schools. Thousands of students will walk newly designated ìSafe Passageî routes after CPS announced in May it would close about 50 schools and programs. Workers hired to help students get to and from school safely will be stationed along those routes, as well as police, firefighters and even public library security guards. M. Spencer Green, File / AP Photo
CHICAGO SCHOOL CLOSINGS
In this Aug. 26. 2013 file photo, Chicago Police patrol the neighborhood as Crystal Stoval delivers her niece Kayla Porter from their south side home to Gresham Elementary School on the first day of classes in Chicago. The school that Kayla attended last year was closed over the summer by Chicago Public Schools. Thousands of students will walk newly designated ìSafe Passageî routes after CPS announced in May it would close about 50 schools and programs. Workers hired to help students get to and from school safely will be stationed along those routes, as well as police, firefighters and even public library security guards. M. Spencer Green, File / AP Photo

Could Chicago’s Ed Board Vote To Remove Police From Schools?

The Chicago Board of Education is meeting Wednesday on whether or not to take police out of Chicago Public Schools. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CPS CEO Janice Jackson both support keeping officers in schools, even as calls to “de-police” schools have intensified in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd.

WBEZ education reporter Sarah Karp joins Reset with the latest on the story.

GUEST: Sarah Karp, WBEZ education reporter