LS R-7 School District releases statement concerning DACA

With changes to immigration law and the recent announcement to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) remaining at the forefront of public conversations, the Lee's Summit R-7 School District released a statement Monday to Link 2 Lee's Summit.

The full statement is below.

"Our school district is aware of the recent announcement at the federal level to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Our district will continue to provide a quality education to all students who are residents of the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District and who otherwise qualify for admissions under Missouri law. District staff have established procedures for identifying and serving the needs of all students while extending meaningful participation opportunities for the children’s parents and/or guardians. In the absence of specific guidance for school districts from the federal or state government, we will continue our current admissions practices as listed in our Board of Education policies. Our district mission is to prepare each student for success in life. Lee’s Summit R-7 is committed to providing a caring and supportive environment for all students."

Board policies referenced include: IGBCB - Programs for Migrant Students, IGBC - Parent/ Family Involvement in Instructional and Other Programs, IGBH - Programs for English Language Learners, JEC - School Admissions.

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