Friday, March 06, 2020

Schools Divert Education Funds for Police

Public Advocates has uncovered rampant and illegal misspending by school districts on law enforcement throughout Southern California.

In a just-released report, 56 districts were found to have illegally diverted money intended for high-need students towards police, security guards or other hardening measures such as surveillance equipment. These actions violate the state’s education funding law and only further criminalize high-need students, and students of color, especially Black students. Altogether, more than 40% of the 136 districts examined spent on school police or security, cheating over 1 million high-need students of tens of millions of dollars of services.

Click to see if YOUR school district is among the ones spending money illegally, and see how you can take action. This report was co-authored with the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, Gente Organizada, and the Pomona Students Union.
We are also holding a webinar on March 12th from 5:00-6:00pm to help students, parents and advocates take action. 

No comments:

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.