Lane Tech Votes Police Out Of Schools

Lane Tech High School
In the first year of a historic new school funding formula, the state board of education is pushing to adequately fund all Illinois school districts, including Chicago's. Lane Tech High School on Chicago's North Side is pictured here in August 2008. LonelyBeacon / Wikipedia/Accessed under GNU Free Documentation License
Lane Tech High School
In the first year of a historic new school funding formula, the state board of education is pushing to adequately fund all Illinois school districts, including Chicago's. Lane Tech High School on Chicago's North Side is pictured here in August 2008. LonelyBeacon / Wikipedia/Accessed under GNU Free Documentation License

Lane Tech Votes Police Out Of Schools

Chicago’s largest high school will no longer have police officers in the building. On Monday, the Local School Council for Lane Tech College Prep voted 9 to 3 to remove school resource officers, or SRO’s, from campus. This comes on the same day Chicago Public Schools announced a proposal to slash its budget for police in half. SRO’s have been a matter of serious debate in Chicago, as calls for police reform and de-policing schools grow louder.

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