DPS RESPONSE TO CONCERNS ABOUT IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT
The Durham Public Schools Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution on Feb. 11, 2016, opposing Immigration and Customs Enforcement actions that might jeopardize our students and schools, and opposing the deportation of Durham Public Schools students. That resolution remains in effect and is fully supported by our board.
We hear our community’s concern that ICE policy might change under a new federal administration. As a local education agency of the state of North Carolina, Durham Public Schools is required to follow the law. Any tightening of federal enforcement against our students, however, would be a violation of the values of inclusion and diversity that bind together Durham schools and the Durham community. Our students are our students, wherever they come from, and we will oppose any policy preventing them from attending, learning and growing in our schools.
Bert L’Homme, Superintendent