Los Angeles schools are cutting 25-million-dollars from the school police budget to pay for a program support higher achievement among Black students.
The Los Angeles Unified School District Board has approved the plan, and will cut 70 sworn police officers, 62 non-sworn officers, and one support staff position.
The money will be used to create a 36-million-dollar fund for the new Black Student Achievement Plan.
It will be used to hire “climate coaches” and support staff at 53 schools with predominantly Black students.
This comes after a year of student activists and community members pushing to oust police officers from school campuses.
A torso photo of a Police Officer reaching for his gun.
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