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Whole School Comprehensive Safety Plans

The Whole School Comprehensive Safety Plan is a part of CPS’ effort to create a more holistic approach to school safety.

In 2021, CPS partnered with five Community-Based Organizations in a collaborative effort to reimagine safety and develop trauma-informed Whole School Safety Plans.

As part of the process, schools are instructed to form cross-representative committees to develop comprehensive Whole School Safety Plans outlining the school’s vision, priorities, and strategies to create an environment of physical, emotional and relational safety. The process was designed to achieve the following:

  • Consider Whole School Safety Alternative Recommendations to the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program
  • Consider whether to keep the SRO Program at the school (Keep 2, 1 or 0 SROs)
  • Local School Councils will vote on the Whole School Safety Plan no later than June 15, 2022

Schools are encouraged to think holistically about their school’s individual needs with consideration to recommendations that came out of an extensive community-led process. In addition, schools can be inspired by other school models across the district who have been successful in transitioning to a more holistic and proactive approach.

Whole School Safety Process

Learn more about the planning and development of the Whole School Comprehensive Safety Plan.

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Alternative Safety Recommendations

View safety options recommended for consideration as alternatives to the School Resource Officer program.

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The Curie Way

See how Curie High School transformed its culture to put “care” at the center of its approach to school safety.

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Status of LSC Votes on Whole School Safety Plan

As part of Chicago Public Schools’ commitment to promoting community engagement and transparency, the district is providing a list of schools with School Resource Officers (SROs) who have created Whole School Safety Plans which includes community-led decisions about whether they want to maintain SROs in their schools during the 2021-22 school year.

Schools with Local School Councils

Below are the vote tallies for meetings held on the Whole School Safety Plan. Schools without quorum due to membership were asked to poll community participants. Schools without quorum due to attendance were asked to poll meeting attendees and LSC members. From these polls, a recommendation is made to the Network Chief.

Note: schools in bold changed their SRO decision in their 2023 vote

School Name LSC Meeting Date Whole School Safety Plan Vote
Yes No Abstained SRO Decision
Air Force HS 5/2/2023 10 0 0 Keep one SRO
Austin CCA HS 4/27/2023 8 0 0 Keep one SRO
Bogan HS 5/22/2023 9 1 1 Keep both SROs
Bowen HS 4/28/2023 9 0 1 Keep both SROs
Carver Military HS 5/1/2023 7 0 0 Keep one SRO
Chicago Military HS 5/2/2023 10 0 0 Keep one SRO
Chicago Vocational HS 5/2/2023 9 0 0 Keep both SROs
CICS-Ellison HS 5/25/2023 62 18 0 Keep one SRO
Clark HS 5/3/2023 7 0 0 Keep both SROs
Collins HS 5/11/2023 9 0 0 Keep both SROs
Corliss HS 5/31/2023 7 0 0 Keep both SROs
Crane Medical HS 4/27/2023 8 0 0 Keep one SRO
Douglass HS 5/8/2023 5 0 2 Keep one SRO
Dyett HS 5/30/2023 8 0 1 Keep one SRO
Englewood STEM HS 5/17/2023 10 0 0 Keep one SRO
Farragut HS 5/31/2023 10 0 0 Keep one SRO
Fenger HS 5/2/2023 10 0 0 Keep both SROs
Foreman HS 6/2/2023 4 2 0 Keep both SROs
Gage Park HS 5/31/2023 5 0 0 Keep one SRO
Harlan HS 5/30/2023 6 0 0 Keep both SROs
Hirsch HS 5/30/2023 9 0 0 Keep one SRO
Hubbard HS 6/1/2023 9 0 0 Keep one SRO
Hyde Park HS 5/31/2023 7 1 2 Keep one SRO
Julian HS 5/9/2023 9 0 0 Keep one SRO
Kenwood HS 6/2/2023 6 1 0 Keep both SROs
Lindblom HS 6/1/2023 8 0 0 Keep one SRO
**Little Village HS 6/1/2023 26 1 0 Keep one SRO
Manley HS 4/27/2023 3 0 0 Keep both SROs
Marshall HS 4/24/2023 7 1 0 Remove All SROs
Morgan Park HS 5/17/2023 8 0 0 Keep both SROs
North-Grand HS 5/2/2023 8 0 0 Keep one SRO
Orr HS 4/24/2023 7 0 0 Keep one SRO
Richards HS 6/1/2023 9 0 2 Keep one SRO
Simeon HS 5/26/2023 9 0 0 Keep both SROs
Steinmetz HS 6/1/2023 6 0 3 Keep both SROs
Taft HS 5/9/2023 10 0 0 Keep both SROs
Tilden HS 5/18/2023 6 1 0 Keep one SRO
Wells HS 5/1/2023 6 0 1 Keep one SRO
Westinghouse HS 5/9/2023 8 0 1 Keep one SRO
Young HS 5/17/2023 13 0 0 Keep both SROs

**Little Village represents the Little Village Lawndale High School Campus comprising 4 individual schools in one building: Infinity High School, Multicultural Arts High School, Social Justice High School, World Language High School.

*Below are the voting actions based on the status of LSC governance at the school.

  • LSC has full quorum: Vote on WSS Plan
  • LSC does not have a quorum due to membership: LSC should poll community participants, in addition to polling members of the LSC who are present
  • LSC does not have a quorum due to meeting attendance: LSC should re-convene when a quorum can be achieved. If still unable to achieve quorum, LSC should poll attending LSC members and conduct official vote in next subsequent future meeting when quorum is achieved.
  • Non-Functioning LSC (defined as having multiple LSC members from a technical standpoint, but do not have any active LSC members other than the principal): School should convene and conduct public participation with community members and make a recommendation based on their input
  • School does not have an LSC: School should convene and conduct public participation with community members and make a recommendation based on their input

Whole School Safety Plans

The following schools traded in their school’s SRO(s) for reinvestment funds as follows:

School Name Opportunity Equity Index* SRO Vote Total Trade-in Funding 2023 Position/Programming
AIR FORCE HS 3 Keep one SRO $80,000.00 Youth Intervention Specialist,
Security Officer
AMUNDSEN HS 1.8 Remove both SROs $130,000.00 At-Risk Student Coordinator, Security Officer
AUSTIN CCA HS 3.8 Keep one SRO $80,000.00 Culture and Climate Coordinator
CARVER MILITARY HS 2.8 Keep one SRO $75,000 Infrastructure Improvement, OSEL Programming
CHICAGO MILITARY HS 3.3 Keep one SRO $80,000.00 OSEL Programming, Security Officer
CICS - ELLISON HS 3.4 Keep one SRO $54,000.00 Staff Professional Development, Security Officer, OSEL Programming
CRANE MEDICAL HS 3 Keep one SRO $80,000.00 Security Officer
DOUGLASS HS 3.7 Keep one SRO $80,000.00 Security Officer, OSEL Programming
DUNBAR HS 3.7 Remove both SROs $160,000 SEL Coach/Security Officer
DYETT HS 3.3 Keep one SRO $80,000 OSEL Programming, School Assistant
ENGLEWOOD STEM 3.9 Keep one SRO $80,000 Student Services Advocate, Community Partnership Coordinator, Miscellaneous Worker, OSEL Programming
FARRAGUT HS 3.1 Keep one SRO $80,000 Security Officer, Miscellaneous Worker, OSEL Programming
GAGE PARK HS 3.7 Keep one SRO $80,000.00 OSEL Programming
GOODE HS 2.8 Remove both SROs $150,000.00 Climate and Culture Coordinator, OSEL Support, Security Officer
HIRSCH HS 3.7 Keep one SRO $80,000.00 Security Officer, OSEL Programming 
HUBBARD HS 3.2 Keep one SRO $80,000.00 Security Officer, MTSS Coordinator
HYDE PARK HS 3.7 Keep one SRO $80,000.00 Culture and Climate Dean
JONES HS 1.7 Remove both SROs $130,000.00 Climate and Culture Coordinator, Security Officer
JULIAN HS 3.7 Keep one SRO $80,000.00 Security Officer,
Miscellaneous Worker, OSEL
Programming
KING HS 3.6 Remove both SROs $160,000.00 Climate and Culture Coordinator, Security Officer
KENNEDY HS 2.2 Remove both SROs $150,000.00 Restorative Justice Coordinator, Security Officer
LAKEVIEW HS 2.0 Remove both SROs $150,000.00 School Social Service Assistant, Staff Professional Development, OSEL Support
LINDBLOM HS 2.3 Keep one SRO $75,000.00 OSEL Programming
LITTLE VILLAGE CAMPUS 3.4 Keep one SRO $80,000.00 Security Officer
MARSHALL HS 3.8 Remove Both SRO $160,000.00 Climate and Culture
Coordinator,OSEL
Programming, Security Officer
NORTH-GRAND HS 3.1 Keep one SRO $80,000.00 Security Officer
ORR HS 3.9 Keep one SRO $80,000.00 Restorative Justice
Coordinator, OSEL
Programming
PROSSER HS 2.6 Remove both SROs $150,000.00 Youth Intervention Specialist, Security Officer, OSEL Programming
RICHARDS HS 3.7 Keep one SRO $80,000.00 Security Officer, OSEL Programming
SCHURZ HS 2.4 Remove both SROs $150,000.00 OSEL Programming, Social Worker, MTSS Coordinator
SOLORIO HS 3.3 Remove both SROs $160,000.00 Security Officer, School Social Service Assistant, Youth Intervention Specialist
TILDEN HS 3.8 Keep one SRO $80,000.00 Security Officer, OSEL Programming
VON STEUBEN HS 1.7 Remove both SROs $130,000.00 MTSS Coordinator, OSEL Programming
WELLS HS 2.8 Keep one SRO $65,000.00 Peace Room, Restorative Practices Coordinator
WESTINGHOUSE HS 3 Keep one SRO $80,000.00 Associate Principal supporting Restorative Justice
WILLIAMS/ BRONZEVILLE HS 3.7 Remove both SROs $160,000.00 Climate and Culture Coordinator, OSEL Support

*The Opportunity Index is calculated based on indicators of socioeconomic or educational significance to elucidate opportunity differences across our school district.

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