DEKALB COUNTY SCHOOLS CHANGE POLICY ON IMMIGRANTS

The DeKalb County School District has just revised its policy on immigrants. This is good news for many undocumented immigrants studying there. The new policy, approved by the school board Monday, says officials shall not inquire about the legal status of immigrants and non-visa holders. The old policy defined foreign students, but did not address their legal status. All five present members of the school board voted for the change, which was recommended as part of a comprehensive policy review. Great news that the DeKalb county school system follows Plyler v. Doe and other federal statutes – that decision basically says that schools must accept undocumented students in K12 education without regard to their immigration status.

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