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MDUSD School Board Resolution

Feb 27, 2017 05:47PM ● By Jennifer Neys

MDUSD School Board Resolution

Safe, Welcoming and Inclusive Schools - A Safe Haven Resolution

At the February 13 MDUSD school board meeting, the board adopted a resolution stating, “We believe in and stand for the values of equity, inclusion, compassion and respect. The resolution also states that we aim to advance the work of racial equity in our schools as it is critical to the success of our community and our nation.” The resolution further states, “The Board declares its unequivocal commitment that every School District site, TK-Adult, shall be a safe and welcoming place for all students to be able to receive a Quality Education and their families, thereby directing the Superintendent with ensuring that families facing deportation or possible deportation receive resources of community based organizations, legal service organization and other related information.”

The following guidelines from the District will be in place at all schools:

·       Staff will not request information or make a record of information on the immigration status of a student or family member. Furthermore, students and families will not be required to provide a social security number for school forms.

·       If the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency asks for access to a school or for access to student information, they will be referred directly to the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent who will refer the matter to the District’s legal counsel.

·       The core values of our district continue to guide us through these times: Our students are our priority. We take pride in our diversity. We hold high expectations for ourselves and our students. We treat each other with respect and act with integrity.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the district community liaison at 925-682-8000, ext. 4035.