A number of our students and families are likely concerned about the implications that the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will have for them personally and for our school community.

The Bellevue School District will continue to provide a safe, inclusive, and welcoming learning environment for all our students without regard to immigration status. We do not, and will not, collect immigration information from any student or family.  As a district, we will continue to support those who are concerned about DACA and its impact on their students and families.

The Bellevue School District is a member of the Large Countywide and Suburban District Consortium (www.successatscale.com). On Tuesday, September 5, our School Board voted unanimously to pass a resolution that fully supports the consortium’s statement on supporting students regardless of immigration status. Read the complete statement from the consortium.

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (www.nwirp.org) has also released a Community Advisory that has helpful information and resources for anyone who wants to learn more about DACA.

Our diversity is a key strength of our school community, and we recognize that all our students enhance our collective learning and enrichment.

In Partnership,
Dr. Ivan Duran