The Burlington, Vermont School Board has voted to recommend that police officers continue to be in public schools for the upcoming academic year, amid some demands to remove them and defund police.
The board voted to recommend keeping School Resource Officers. Burlington has one at the high school and one at the middle schools.
Vermont Racial Justice Alliance and Vermont Legal Aid support removing police officers from public schools as part of broader criminal justice reform. Dozens of the groups supporters called into public comment sessions recently demanding that officers be removed from schools.
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