Minneapolis School Board ends police contract

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis school board has voted to end its contract with the Minneapolis Police Department following the death last week of George Floyd while a white police officer pressed his knee to the black man’s neck.

The Star Tribune reports the vote was unanimous Tuesday. Minneapolis Public Schools will stop further negotiations with the Police Department. Schools Superintendent Ed Graff must come up with a new plan for school safety by the board’s Aug. 18 meeting.

The Minneapolis and St. Paul school districts have faced criticism over the use of school resource officers. Both districts have south to sought to transform the role to be more of a mentor than an enforcer.