A Statement on DACA Dear Ashland School District families, staff and the community:
President Trump announced the federal government will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program, which grants temporary legal status to young people who came here as children. We recognize this decision may have renewed fear of deportation for some of our students.
This action will not change the way we serve our students. It is our mission to empower students to be lifelong learners, responsible citizens and stewards of the world. We are committed to educating all of our children and our schools welcome all students and families. This is not only a moral obligation, it is our legal obligation under federal law.
We will do everything in our power to keep our students safe at school and we will never comply with unlawful requests for information. Specifically:
We will continue to educate every student in our district regardless of immigration status, which is our obligation under the law.
We will never ask for or keep records of a studentís immigration status.
We will not release a studentís confidential education records without a parentís permission.
We will continue to refer families to resources regarding their legal rights and to organizations that can assist them with immigration issues.
The Ashland School District will also continue to support all of our students in a safe, nurturing and inclusive environment as we continue our commitment to equity and excellence for all students.