Tuesday begins the new school year and Baltimore officials want all students and staff to feel protected and safe no matter where they come from.
The Mayor's Office and Baltimore City Public Schools released a statement Monday reaffirming their commitment to providing safe, inclusive, and welcoming environments for all students and members of the school communities.
It reads in part, all children in the United States are entitled to a free public education, regardless of their place of birth or immigration status. All students are also protected by federal law that restricts schools from sharing personal information with law enforcement or other third parties, including details of immigration status or national identity.
The statement continues by saying, all students should come to school Tuesday, and every day, confident that City Schools will uphold and protect their privacy and their rights. Staff members should also be confident that the commitment to providing safe, stable environments for teaching and learning extends also to them.