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LAUSD Board of Education rejects proposal to cut 90% of the school police budget

Posted at 8:58 AM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 15:54:05-04

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education has rejected a proposal that would have cut 90% of the school police budget by 2024.

The board weighed several options for rethinking safety on school campuses, as many rallied outside district headquarters for defunding of the Los Angeles school police department.

After several hours of public testimony, the vote came at the end of a marathon board meeting that began at 9 yesterday morning.

In the end, the board rejected all three of the resolutions, unable to reach a consensus on any of them.

The proposal to cut the school police budget lost in a two to 4four vote.