The events of the past few days have left many in our community feeling uneasy, especially those families from outside the United States. We want to remind these families that as a District, we are proud of our diversity, and that their children are valued, welcomed and respected in our schools.
Dear CPS Families,
At Chicago Public Schools, we believe every student deserves to feel welcome, safe and valued. Reaffirming this commitment is more necessary than ever, given recent events.
Chicago is a sanctuary city, and that means that every child, regardless of race, ethnicity, or national origin is treated with dignity and respect from the moment they enter our schools. It means that we value the diversity each student brings to our District, and that we believe in their absolute right to a world-class education. Mayor Emanuel has reiterated that our city will remain a sanctuary city, and that it will continue to protect the rights of all immigrants, as well as continue to grant all residents access to city services, regardless of their immigration status.
The letter from CPS can be accessed below.