Despite recently renewing the contract with the Madison Police Department, the Madison Metropolitan School District (Madison Schools – MMSD) is participating in the National Week of Action for Black Lives Matter at School whose fourth demand is to “Fund Counselors Not Cops.” This hypocrisy is a slap in the face to Black students who are disproportionately impacted by police violence in their schools and in their communities.
Freedom Inc. has urged MMSD to invest in non-police crisis intervention specialists, school psychologists, counselors and creating well rounded, culturally relevant programs and services for youth of color for the past two years. Our youth deserve better and their lives matter.
Please contact your local School Board members to demand that they invest in youth and divest from the police.
School Board contact info:
Mary Burke – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicki Vander Meulen – email: email@example.com
Kate Toews – email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone:608-800-2193
James Howard – email: email@example.com phone:608-231-9376
Dean Loumos – email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone:608-332-2095
TJ Mertz – email: email@example.com phone:608-215-1942
Gloria Reyes – email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone:608-228-5303