KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS DEFY PREZ TRUMP IMMIGRATION CRACKDOWN AND PROVIDE ILLEGAL ALIEN SANCTUARY!!!
Here's today's lesson in bold gestures against the decidedly anti-immigrant tenor of the new Prez Trump administration.
To wit . . .
CHECK AN EPIC RESOLUTION FROM THE KCPS LAST NIGHT STANDING UP FOR 'UNDOCUMENTED' STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND STAFFERS!!!
Credit to the KCPS team member who put the notice on blast . . .
So proud of our Board-- just passed a "Safe and Welcoming Schools Resolution" that ensures ALL families are safe and welcome here!!
Here are the highlights of the resolution that starts with sanctimonious talk but then gets into real policy and procedural issues . . .
KCPS Board Of Directors Safe And Welcoming Schools Resolution
The preamble . . .
WHEREAS, Kansas City Public Schools ("KCPS") is committed to providing safe and welcoming school environments that are free from discrimination and harassment in admission or access to, or treatment or employment it, its programs services, activities, and facilities.
WHEREAS, KCPS prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, students or others on the basis of immigration status, sex, race religion, color, national origin, acestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other factor prohibited by law or based upon a belief that such a factor exists: and
WHEREAS, the Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors (the "Board) is committed o ensuring all students are able to focus on their education, secure in the knowledge that the safety and emotional well-being of all students will be supporter regardless of immigration status, sex, race religion, color, national origin, acestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other factor prohibited by law or based upon a belief that such a factor exists: and . . .
Here's where it gets important . . .
WHEREAS, the board will not tolerate discrimination by students, teachers, or staff who may discriminate against a child or parent due to a known or conceived belief that the indidudual is undocumented: and
WHEREAS, the Board finds that federal immigration investigative and law enforcement activities at KCPS schools, on our transportation, on KCPS properties, or during school activities significantly disrupt the school environment, interrupting learning, impede the safety and security of the school environment, and infringe on students' rights to free access to public education; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, KCPS commits to lawfully protecting our students' confidential information to ensure that their learning environments are not disrupted by immigration investigative enforcement actions, including the following actions to be taken by KCPS:
- KCPS will continue its practice to NOT collect or maintain any information about our students' immigration status;
- Any request by an immigration official (a) for entry into a KCPS school or property, (b) to communicate with any KCPS student under the supervision of the KCPS or under the supervision of a KCPS Partner, or (c) for any information on students shall be immediately forwarded to the KCPS Legal Services Department:
- In response to such requests, KCPS's Legal Services Department will not share student information, gran access to KCPS Schools or property, or provide access to KCPS students, unless required to do so by law . . .
Read the whole thing . . .
You decide . . .