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In a resolution approved by the Los Angeles school board in February 2016, the district directed teachers and staff not to allow U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on campus or into any school building without explicit permission from the superintendent and district attorneys. It instructed district staff not to inquire about a student’s or family’s immigration status, nor to provide information about them to ICE.

Similarly, Portland (Ore.) Public Schools moved to protect students from potential immigration enforcement in a November 2016 resolution, blocking ICE officials from entering schools or accessing student records without first working through top district officials. The superintendent and/or general counsel may ask for the ICE agent’s credentials, ask the agent why he or she is requesting access, and ask the agent what evidence of reasonable suspicion exists.

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