After months of deliberation, the school board voted Monday to reduce but not eliminate the cops in schools program.
Ahead of Monday’s vote, BIPOC students are calling on the school board to heed their call to end the cops in schools program, rather than reducing its size.
District superintendent Dr. Aaron Engel wants the district to move away from criminalizing students, in part by reforming the relationship between schools and police.
The “Red Raiders” name, like the Hiawatha statue, will soon be gone, but problems around the teaching of indigenous history in La Crosse schools remain.
Central High School administration hopes to present a new name and mascot to the school board in early January.
After recent decisions by local districts to call students back to in-person classes were quickly reversed, teachers were left to pick up the pieces.
“I feel that to make kids of color safe, they have to go.”
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Superintendent Aaron Engel could make a recommendation on whether the district should end its contract with police by November.
The school board voted in favor of forming a committee as the first step in a process of evaluating the contract with police.