CPS Board Affirms District's Commitment to Providing Safe, Supportive Environment For All Students
On March 6, 2017, the Cincinnati Public Schools' Board of Education passed a resolution confirming CPS' support for all students regardless of immigration status.
WHEREAS, the Board of Education recognizes that federal law and U.S. Supreme Court Case, Plyer v Doe, 1982, guarantee a free public education to all students, regardless of their immigration status; and
WHEREAS, the District embraces the diversity that results from educating students with diverse backgrounds, including students from other countries whose families have migrated to Cincinnati to make this city their home, students who have come to Cincinnati for the purpose of receiving medical care for themselves or family members, and students whose families are refugees; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Education recognizes that its policies to provide equity and excellence in education, to prohibit discrimination and harassment, to ensure a safe learning environment, and all other policies of the Board of Education, apply and benefit all students, no matter the students’ legal immigration status as required by federal law;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education reaffirms its commitment to ensuring a high quality education for every student, regardless of students’ legal immigration status. The Board directs the Administration to take all necessary steps to ensure that the District’s immigrant students are educated in a safe and secure environment.