Coalition Urges LAUSD Board Vote To `Fund Black Futures, Not School Police’

A coalition of Black students, parents, teachers and community members called Thursday for the Los Angeles Unified School District board to put $25 million recently cut from the school police budget into campuses with the highest Black student enrollment, including those with higher rates of student arrests and lowest achievement levels.

“We’re here today to talk about a proposal that the community has put together to reinvest this money, this $25 million, in a way that will effectively impact and change school culture for Black students in LAUSD and end the culture of criminalization and abuse that Black students have experienced and usher in real school climate and culture change and real efforts to promote and improve Black student achievement,” said Joseph Williams, director of operations and campaigns for the Students Deserve coalition. Click here to read more: