Remove Portland Police from Portland Public Schools

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Maria del Pilar Agudelo started this petition to Portland Public School and

Over the past couple of days, the Portland Police Department has acted with utter impunity across the entire city, brutalizing young innocent Black and Brown kids protesting the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others.  But this comes at no surprise to us -- Black and Brown kids know all too well that the cops violently assaulting protestors, are the same ones placed in our school hallways, assaulting, racially profiling us, and directing racial microaggressions towards us. In light of current events and the civil unrest, this petition is for ending the agreement and relation between Portland Public School and the Portland Police Bureau. Cities such as Minneapolis and Chicago have formed similar requests and Portland students are ready to follow suit.

It’s time for the Portland Board of Education and Portland Public Schools to provide real safety to students and move immediately to #PoliceFreeSchools.   

With your help, we can force the city of Portland to end PPS’ $1.2 million contract with the Portland Police Department, move to #PoliceFreeSchools immediately, and use those funds to provide emergency response counseling and support for students in crisis.

Please sign this petition to help end police presence on campuses as well as PPS's relations with the Police Bureau. You can also send an email to the Mayor, Superintendent, Portland Public School Board, your teachers, and principals.

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To: superintendent@pps.net, schoolboard@pps.net, rpowell@pps.net

Subject: Follow MN Lead and Take PPB out of our schools

Message:

Hello, My name is ___(your name) and I am a ____(student at/teacher at/parent to/affiliation). I demand for Portland Public Schools to follow the lead of Minneapolis and end all relations with the Portland Police Bureau. The $1.2 million allocated for School Resource Officers (SROs) should instead be used for: 

- Cash assistance 

- Meeting the actual, basic needs of families. (policing is not a need)

- The employ of counselors and transformative(and restorative) justice alternatives to police

- The search for more teachers and counselors of color in Portland Public Schools


Call Script to #503-916-3741:

Hello, My name is ___(your name) and I am a ____(student at/teacher at/parent to/affiliation). I am calling to demand that Portland Public Schools follow the lead of Minneapolis and end all relations with the Portland Police Bureau. The $1.2 million allocated for SROs should instead be used for: 

- Cash assistance 

- Meeting the actual, basic needs of families. (policing is not a need)

- The employ of counselors and transformative(and restorative) justice alternatives to police

- The search for more teachers and counselors of color in Portland Public Schools

 

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