CPS board votes to continue contract with CPD for now, but what’s next?

Ji Suk Yi

Chicago Police patrol the neighborhood as Crystal Stoval delivers her niece Kayla Porter from their south side home to Gresham Elementary School on the first day of classes Monday, Aug. 26. 2013 in Chicago. The school that Kayla attended last year was closed over the summer by Chicago Public Schools. Thousands of students will walk newly designated “Safe Passage” routes after CPS announced in May it would close about 50 schools and programs. Workers hired to help students get to and from school safely will be stationed along those routes, as well as police, firefighters and even public library security guards. (AP Photos/M. Spencer Green)

The Chicago Board of Education has voted 4-3 in favor of rejecting a proposal that would have ended its $33 million contact with the Chicago Police Department on Wednesday. Yana Kunichoff, reporter for Chalkbeat Chicago, joins Ji to discuss the latest news on the story.

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Born in South Korea, Ji Suk Yi immigrated to the U.S. when she was almost five years old. She had an eclectic childhood— a fusion of Southern and Korean American culture. She’s called Chicago home since 2006. (Click for more.)
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