Park City board adopts safe schools resolution in wake of DACA announcement

11 Sep , 2017 World

PARK CITY — Reacting to last week’s announcement that the Trump administration will rescind protections for qualifying immigrant youths, the Park City Board of Education on Monday adopted a safe schools resolution to affirm the district’s commitment to all students.

The resolution outlines how the Park City School District will protect students’ confidential information and ensure its learning environments will not be disrupted by immigration enforcement visits.

Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration will rescind protections extended under the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Board President Julie Eihausen said the resolution was passed because “we felt it was very important to show support for our students. Their immigration status is not something that the school district concerns itself with.”

Although located in a resort community, Park City School District has a diverse student body that includes students who could be affected by rolling back DACA protections against deportation and provisions that allow them to work legally. The protections will be phased out within six months, according to Sessions.

On Friday, Superintendent Ember Conley sent a letter to parents, students and staff in English and Spanish that said, in part, “Park City School District is strengthened by our diversity. …read more

Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News

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