Welcoming Schools Resolution
HICKMAN MILLS C-1 SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SAFE AND WELCOMING SCHOOLS RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the Hickman Mills C-1 School District is committed to providing caring teachers and staff who work as a team to maximize academic success and to fostering a safe and protected environment where students feel connected and valued as unique people; and to supporting parents and families who are engaged and understand its schools are an irreplaceable element of economic development;
WHEREAS, the Hickman Mills C-1 School Board prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, genetic information and any other characteristic protected by law in admissions or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, services, activities and facilities;
WHEREAS, the District is committed to protecting students’ constitutional rights to a free public education, equal education opportunities, and to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures;
WHEREAS, the District finds that federal immigration investigative and law enforcement activities at the District, on its transportation, on its properties or during school activities significantly disrupts the school environment, interrupts learning, impedes the safety and security of the school environment, and infringes on students’ rights to free access to public education; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the District is committed to protect students’ confidential information and to ensure that students’ learning environments are not disrupted by immigration investigative and enforcement actions by a commitment to the following:
The District will continue its practice not to collect or maintain any information about students’ immigration status.
- Any request by a federal immigration official (a) for entry into any District school or other District property, (b) to communicate with any student while that student is under the supervision of the District during any school activity or while using District transportation, or (c) for any information about students, shall be immediately forwarded to the District’s legal counsel.
- In response to such requests, the District’s legal counsel will not share information or provide access to students unless required to do so by law.
- The District’s legal counsel will not grant access to District students unless the official presents a valid search warrant issued by a federal or state judge or magistrate or unless there are requisite “exigent circumstances,” as defined by state or federal law.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the District shall post this Resolution at every school site and make it readily available to all District staff, parents, and stakeholders.