MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Public Schools is severing ties with the Minneapolis Police Department after the death of George Floyd.

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The school board voted unanimously Tuesday to terminate their contract for school resources officers.

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The board directed Superintendent Ed Graff to end the contract and cease future negotiations with the department.

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They also want Graff to provide the board by mid-August with a replacement plan for protecting schools and students.

Deputy Chief Erick Fors released this statement on the matter Tuesday night:

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The Minneapolis Police Department appreciated the opportunity to provide years of service to the Minneapolis Public Schools through the School Resource Officer (SRO) program. The relationships that were built were impactful not only for the students and staff, but for the officers who had a calling to work with our youth through mentorship and engagement. We will continue to work in cooperation with the Minneapolis Public Schools regarding safety and security issues.