Measures to defund, reform Los Angeles school police rejected by school board

The school police department in Los Angeles Unified, the largest school police force in the nation, will remain intact and fully funded — although reform remains possible in the near future.

Despite mounting demands from students, activists and labor unions to diminish the role of school police in California’s largest school district, the L.A. Unified school board on Tuesday evening rejected two motions that would have reduced spending on the district’s police department. One would have cut spending on the department by 90% by 2024. The other would have immediately reduced funding by almost 30% and left the door open to completely eliminating the department.

The board, during the meeting that lasted almost 12 hours, also rejected a third resolution calling for a review of the school police, but no spending cuts.Click here to read more: