Useless verbiage. It’s also gutless.
In response to President Trump’s executive order on immigration, Burbank school officials plan to introduce a resolution on Thursday in order for the Burbank school board to declare campuses as “safe zones,” where district officials “shall not inquire about a student’s immigration status,” according to a statement issued by Burbank Unified School District Supt. Matt Hill.
On Monday, Hill alerted families about the resolution that’s headed before Burbank school officials.
“We have strong and unwavering values regarding the humanity and dignity of every person,” Hill said in his email to parents on Monday. “The district is also committed to protecting all rights afforded to students under federal and state law and regulations.”
Yeah yeah yeah.
Until they start getting asked about…
Any request by federal immigration officials for students’ information or access to a school site will be “immediately forwarded to the superintendent for review,” according to Hill’s email, which ensures that Burbank Unified will comply with the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Plyler v. Doe, which ruled in 1982 that states can’t deny enrolling children in a public school based on their immigration status.
“The Burbank Unified School District will continue to cultivate an environment of acceptance, support and kindness for all,” Hill added.
But we could very well finger you to the Feds, you kids. It’s up to the super!
If the BUSD was sincere about creating these “safe zones,” they’d all go on record and state that they will forbid the disclosure of any information at all about the immigration status of its students. To anyone. And, block the doors to any federal agents who lack a warrant. But that would require both balls and essential disagreement with the new administration.
Good luck on those two.
Burbank standing up to Authority? To the Police? You’re in the wrong place kids. History shows that they’ll fucking turn you in.