Welcoming and protective schools
The Supreme Court’s DACA ruling leaving the door open for Dreamers to remain in the U.S. reinforces Dallas ISD’s position to embrace and celebrate the diversity of our students and families. We stand with the Dreamers and all immigrants and welcome the rich language and cultural assets they bring to the district. Dallas ISD is committed to following the law and providing a high-quality education to all students regardless of their immigration status, ethnicity, national origin, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, or socioeconomic status.
Dallas ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution to designate all Dallas ISD schools as welcoming and protective to the fullest extent of the law.
Resources for Families
We are committed to providing not only inclusive teaching and learning environments, but also social and emotional support to all district families. In light of recent events surrounding immigration we know the community is experiencing uncertainty. We’d like to empower students, families, and educators with a list of community resources in an effort to help relieve concerns.
Disclaimer: the information included here does not intend to provide legal advice.
Frequently Asked Questions
In our diverse community of more than 157,000 students, we recognize that many of them and their families struggle with intensely personal questions, concerns and fears about the national landscape regarding immigration. Our critical mission – and our obligation under the law – is to ensure that our schools are welcoming and protective spaces where a student’s race, ethnicity, religion and immigration status do not create any barriers to that child’s education. To assist this mission, we want to share answers to the following questions regarding immigration status and our commitment to protect students from discrimination and harassment.
Dallas ISD students come from more than 150 countries,
and speak more than 70 languages.
I am thankful for each and every student, staff and parent who are part of Dallas ISD. Our community’s rich diversity strengthens Dallas ISD schools!
—Superintendent of Schools Michael Hinojosa
DISCLAIMER: This information and the information available on the District website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. Information is not the same as legal advice, which is the application of law to an individual's specific circumstances. This information and the information on the website are not a substitute for, and do not replace the advice or representation of, a licensed attorney. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem.