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The last week of Chicago school council police votes is this week. Here are the details

Metal detectors at an entrance to North-Grand High School in Chicago. Photo by Stacey Rupolo/Chalkbeat; Taken May, 2019
Metal detectors at an entrance to North-Grand High School in Chicago.
Photo by Stacey Rupolo/Chalkbeat

Local school councils across Chicago have until Aug. 14 to vote on whether to keep or remove school police officers.

The meetings so far have raised long-standing issues around the transparency of the groups, how much they are supported and trained, and lackluster participation.

The district recently announced it would post a list of campuses with police officers and a centralized list of upcoming votes on the issue. But as the district’s list doesn’t include links to participate in meetings, Chalkbeat and Block Club are continuing to track the upcoming meetings and links to participate.

More than 70 schools will vote on the issue by August 14, per a mandate from the district. Chicago has 144 resource officers at schools, 48 mobile school officers, and 22 staff sergeants. The board is expected to vote on whether to renew the $33 million school police contract at the August 26 board meeting.

Here are the local school councils scheduled to meet next week:

MONDAY AUGUST 10

Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School, Back of the Yards - 9 a.m. Meeting link and agenda here.

Wells Community Academy High School, West Town - 5:30 p.m. Find the meeting link here.

Kennedy High School, Garfield Ridge - Details TBD.

Lane Tech College Prep, Roscoe Village - 6:30 p.m. Find the meeting agenda, and link, here.

Bogan Computer Technical High School, Ashburn - Details TBD.

TUESDAY AUGUST 11

Roosevelt High School, Albany Park - 10 a.m. Find the announcement here.

Prosser Career Academy, Belmont Cragin - 10 a.m. Meeting agenda is here. Join the meeting live here.

Schurz High School, Irving Park - 5 p.m. Find more information here.

Uplift Community High School, Uptown - 5:30 p.m. Find the agenda here.

Jones College Prep, downtown - 5:30 p.m. Join the meeting here.

Chicago Military Academy, Bronzeville - 5:30 p.m. Find the meeting link and agenda here.

Mather High School, West Ridge - Tuesday 6 p.m. (Meeting link TBD)

Walter Payton College Prep, Old Town - 6 p.m. Find the meeting link here.

Senn High School, Edgewater - 6 p.m. Find the agenda here.

Daniel Hale Williams Prep School of Medicine, Bronzeville - 6 p.m. Find link here.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12

Whitney Young Magnet High School, Near West Side - 2:30 p.m. Details TBD.

Steinmetz College Prep, Belmont Cragin - 4 p.m. Details TBD.

Simeon Career Academy, Chatham - 6 p.m. Details TBD.

Orr Academy High School, West Garfield Park - Details TBD.

Washington High School, Southeast Side - Details TBD.

THURSDAY AUGUST 13

Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center, Albany Park - 5:30 p.m. Meeting link here.

Lincoln Park High School, Lincoln Park - 6 p.m. Find details here.

Lake View High School, Lake View - 6 p.m. Details TBD.

FRIDAY AUGUST 14

Lindblom Math and Science Academy, Englewood - Find the meeting link here.

Here are the details of previous meetings:

MONDAY AUGUST 3

Lindblom Math and Science Academy, Englewood - 6 p.m. Join the meeting live here. Dial-In Phone Number: +1 402-225-6020 PIN: 889 753 793# Find a draft agenda here.

Sullivan High School, Rogers Park - Town Hall, 6 p.m. Sign up here.

TUESDAY AUGUST 4

Christian Fenger Academy High School, Roseland - Details TBD.

Foreman College and Career Academy, Portage Park - Advisory Town Hall, 2 p.m. Join the meeting live here. Meeting ID: 924 5819 1519 Passcode: grkVr6

Gage Park High School, Gage Park - Details TBD.

Westinghouse College Prep, Garfield Park. - 5:45 p.m. Watch it live here.

Roosevelt High School, Albany Park - Town hall discussion, 6:30 p.m. Register here.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5

Kelvyn Park High School, Hermosa - Details TBD.

Richards Career Academy High School, Back of the Yards - 1.p.m. Join the meeting live here. Join by phone: 662-482-2186 PIN: 896 458 982 # Agenda here.

Tilden Career Community Academy, Canaryville - Details TBD.

THURSDAY AUGUST 6

Al Raby School for Community and Environment, Garfield Park - 6 p.m. Join the meeting live here. Call in to 470-655-0514 PIN: 938 610 033# Agenda here.

Hancock High School, West Elsdon - 5:30 p.m. Join the meeting live here. Meeting ID: 939 0842 9997 Passcode: 496870 One tap mobile +1 312-626-6799, 93908429997# US (Chicago) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 939 0842 9997 Agenda here.

FRIDAY AUGUST 7

Solorio Academy High School, Gage Park - Details TBD.

MONDAY, JULY 27

Back of the Yards High School, Back of the Yards. Town hall meeting - 9 a.m. Watch it live here. Meeting ID: 874 6456 0726 Password: 337452 Join by Phone: 312-626-6799

Westinghouse College Prep, Garfield Park. Town hall meeting. - 5:45 p.m. Watch it live here.

Roberto Clemente Community Academy, Humboldt Park. - 7 p.m. Watch it live here.

TUESDAY, JULY 28

Little Village Lawndale High School, Little Village - 10:00 a.m. Watch it live here. Join by phone: (US) +1 413-337-2600 PIN: 587 909 752#

Crane Medical Prep, Near West Side – 5 p.m. Watch it live here. You will need the meeting ID and password. Meeting ID: 389 064 7529 Password: 427619

Jones College Prep, Downtown - 5:30 p.m. Find the meeting link here.

Westinghouse College Prep, Garfield Park. - 5:45 p.m. Watch it live here.

Taft High School, Norwood Park - 6:30 p.m. Watch it live here. Join by Phone: (312) 626-6799 Meeting ID: 894 2500 1761 Passcode: 976596

Percy Julian High School, Washington Heights - 7:30 p.m. Watch it live here.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29

Dunbar Vocational High School, Bronzeville - 5:30 p.m. Register here.

Hirsch Metropolitan High School, Greater Grand Crossing - 11:30 a.m. Watch it live here. Join by phone: ‪ +1 928-793-9298‬ PIN: ‪627 416 685‬#

THURSDAY, JULY 30

Bowen High School, South Chicago. Discussion on SROs - 2:30 p.m. More information here.

Farragut Career Academy, Little Village - 10 a.m. Watch it live here. Call in here: 1-402-713-0273 Pin #909 235 503. More information here.

Austin College and Career Academy, Austin. Watch it live here. Call in here: 1-225-434-0365‬ PIN: ‪834 164 760#‬.

Kelly Garcia contributed reporting.

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