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Record #: O2020-3331   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 6/17/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees and Rules
Final action:
Title: Call for termination of intergovernmental agreement with Chicago Board of Education regarding stationing of Chicago police officers at Chicago Public Schools locations
Sponsors: Sawyer, Roderick T., Taylor, Jeanette B. , Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, La Spata, Daniel , Sigcho-Lopez, Byron, Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana , Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Martin, Matthew J. , Hadden, Maria E. , Rodriguez, Michael D., Hairston, Leslie A., Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Cardenas, George A., Maldonado, Roberto
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Intergovernmental
Attachments: 1. O2020-3331.pdf

WHEREAS, On October 31, 2018, as part of the 2019 Revenue Ordinance, the City Council authorized the execution of an Intergovernmental Agreement (the "Agreement") between the City and the Chicago Board of Education (the "Board"), to sanction the Chicago Police Department to provide police officers at Chicago Public Schools locations for the purpose of maintaining and promoting the safety and security ofthe students, teachers, and other Chicago Public Schools staff; and

WHEREAS, The City and the Board entered into the Agreement on December 11, 2019; and

WHEREAS, The Agreement expires on August 31, 2020, and includes two options for the Board and the City to renew the Agreement for periods of 12 months each; and
WHEREAS, The Agreement also provides that either party may terminate the Agreement if the other party fails or refuses to honor any of its commitments under the Agreement or upon giving 60 days' written notice to the other party; and

WHEREAS, Every school day the Agreement is in place, at least 180 uniformed Chicago Police officers are in 76 Chicago public schools carrying 2 loaded guns and 4 magazines of 15 bullets, 1 canister of pepper spray, 1 taser and 2 taser cartridges, 1 expandable baton, and 1 pair of handcuffs each. And that, even if unarmed, a police officer's body weight has proven to be lethal; and
WHEREAS, The Chicago police officers stationed in schools have amassed at least 2354 misconduct complaints; and

WHEREAS, The presence of Chicago police inside of schools creates dangerous conditions for students that have led to the criminalization, mass incarceration, harassment, death, and heinous use of force against Brown and predominantly Black students; and

WHEREAS, Chicago public schools have been systemically underfunded and are lacking counselors, social workers, nurses, teachers, and other staff and wrap-around services necessary to provide real safety and security for students, teachers and staff; and

WHEREAS, The $33 million ...

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