Elementary Justice Parent Leader Speaks to WTTW on Importance of CPS Transparency About Police in Schools

“Those groups — which include The Ark of St. Sabina, BUILD Inc, Community Organizing and Family Issues, Mikva Challenge and Voices of Youth in Chicago Education — have called on the district to improve transparency and accountability around its safety plan, get more students involved in the decision-making process and promote conversations about SRO alternatives.

Specifically, they want CPS to update school communities regularly on things like SRO decisions, program implementation progress and other safety plans, while also monitoring accountability metrics like police notification and arrest data and the number of student suspensions and expulsions.

‘Any entity that is servicing parents and [the] community should be transparent and engaging the people that it serves,’ Karen Lynn Morton of Community Organizing and Family Issues said Wednesday.”

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