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Resources for Students and Families

All students have the right to attend school 
All students have the right to a free and equitable K–12 education, regardless of immigration status. Plyler v. Doe is the landmark United States Supreme Court decision that guarantees all children equal access to a public education. 

As an affirmation, in March 2017, the Eau Claire Area School Board adopted a resolution declaring that every Eau Claire Area School District site is a safe place for its students and their families to seek help, assistance, and information if faced with fear and anxiety about immigration enforcement efforts and outlining conduct for district staff. 

Student records are private 
Wisconsin state law and federal law (FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) prohibit us from sharing this information. The district no longer collects students’ social security numbers.   

Students are safe in school 
We do not permit Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to have contact with or interview students, unless a parent or guardian permits it. 

Emergency planning 
We encourage all families to keep their child's emergency contact information up-to-date with the school district. Here are some ways to do so: You may also wish to develop an emergency plan for your family. 
You may have other questions about your rights, your student’s rights and where to seek help. We’ve compiled several resources below.

National Resources

Local Resources

  • - El Centro de Conexión de Chippewa Valley (715) 204-9833 or contact@elcentrocv.org   

  • - Consulate of Mexico (651) 771-5494  

  • - JONAH- Joining Our Neighbors, Advancing Hope, a grassroots organization, comprised primarily of diverse faith communities, seeks to bring people in the Chippewa Valley into relationship and empower one another to build a healthier and fairer community for us all.  http://jonahjustice.org/contact-us/ or 307 S Farwell Suite 202.