On Tuesday, February 28, the Fort Worth ISD Board of Education approved declaring all District schools as welcoming and safe for all students.
The resolution passed with a 6-0 vote, with three board members not present.
Here is the full content of the resolution:
RESOLUTION TO DESIGNATE ALL FORT WORTH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOLS AS WELCOMING AND SAFE
WHEREAS, the Fort Worth Independent School District Mission is to prepare ALL students for success in college, career, and community leadership; and,
WHEREAS, it is FWISD’s commitment to our community that our schools will create a safe and caring learning environment so as to foster a culture of trust and respect; and,
WHEREAS, FWISD policy FFH (LOCAL), prohibits discrimination, including harassment, against any student on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law; and,
WHEREAS, under the 1982 United States Supreme Court ruling (Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202), all children are entitled to a public education regardless of their immigration status or the status of their parents; and,
WHEREAS, every student should go to school to safely learn and engage with their teachers and classmates; and,
WHEREAS, we want our community to feel that schools and classrooms are safe, welcoming, and inclusive places for all students and all families, regardless of their immigration status;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Fort Worth Independent School District will strive to create the safest possible environments for its students and employees, providing them the foundation needed to learn, thrive, seek assistance and information, and reach each child’s potential in an education-focused environment, free of insecurity and fear, for all its employees, students, and their families, regardless of their immigration status.
APPROVED on the 28th day of February, 2017 by the Fort Worth ISD Board of Trustees.
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