Statement Regarding the Decision About the DACA Program

Dear District 97 Families, 

We realize that members of our community may be frightened or concerned following the recent decision regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Please know that District 97 will continue to preserve and protect the rights of our families, faculty and staff, including the right that all of our students have to a positive learning environment that is equitable, inclusive and focused on the whole child. We also remain steadfast in our commitment to upholding the virtues and beliefs of the resolution our board unanimously approved in March declaring our district a “safe and welcoming place for all children and families regardless of their immigration status.” 


Dr. Carol Kelley