Orleans Parish School Board Unanimously Approves Policy Amendments Clarifying Guidelines for Cooperating with Law Enforcement on School Property

September 14, 2017

Policies further protect the safety of students under OPSB care; clarify that investigations should not interrupt the education environment

 

NEW ORLEANS Sept. 14, 2017 – Today the OPSB voted to approve amendments to two policies providing additional guidance to direct-run schools in the event immigration enforcement officials seek to question a student or seek student data or records. The policies further clarified that such investigations should not disrupt the education environment at school sites.

“School should be a safe place for all children,” said OPSB Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. “The Orleans Parish School Board holds this as a basic principle.”

The two policies pertain to relations with law enforcement and interrogations on school campuses. Full text of the policy on relations with law enforcement authorities can be found at http://bit.ly/2wd7IzR/. Full text of the interrogation policy can be found at http://bit.ly/2wd3wA3.

These policies do not apply to charter schools.

 

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