Community Feedback Meetings
We want to hear from you. Join us to discuss the Whole School Safety Process at one of our 2022 feedback sessions led by our Community-Based Partners.
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.
Alternative Safety Recommendations
View safety options recommended for consideration as alternatives to the School Resource Officer program.
The Curie Way
See how Curie High School transformed its culture to put “care” at the center of its approach to school safety.
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.
Whole School Safety Plans
The following schools traded in their school’s SRO(s) for reinvestment funds as follows: