LAUSD rejects proposal to allow police officers back on school

A resolution that would have allowed school police officers to be placed back on campuses was rejected by the Los Angeles Unified school board on Tuesday, Sept. 14, seven months after the majority of board members voted to permanently move them off campuses in the first place.

The resolution, sponsored by board members George McKenna and Scott Schmerelson, had been framed as a local control issue for school sites by giving principals and individual school communities the autonomy to decide if they wish to have an officer stationed at a middle or high school. The resolution would not have forced all secondary schools to bring officers back.

Similar to the February vote, when McKenna and Schmerelson were the only ones on the seven-member board to vote against removing officers from campuses, they were the only two to endorse this week’s resolution. Click here to read more: