Parents of students enrolled in the 12 schools in the Denver School of Science and Technology Public Schools system received letters explaining how school administrators are helping the community cope with President Donald Trump’s executive actions. At least two of the letters talk about looking out for the “emotional safety” of students and claim administrators will protect students from “harassment, deportation, intimidation, and discrimination.”
In the “Immigration Letter to Parents” posted on the DSST Stapleton High School website, which is available in both English and Spanish, School Director Jeffrey Desserich wrote, “President Trump’s recent actions have left many members of our community with anxiety, fear, and doubt.”
Desserich noted, however, the school is committed to “do everything in our power to protect all members of our school community from harassment, deportation, intimidation, and discrimination”:
President Trump’s recent actions have left many members of our community with anxiety, fear and doubt. We want to assure you that DSST will do everything in our power to protect all members of our school community from harassment, deportation, intimidation and discrimination. We remain committed to working together to build a society where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and human rights are upheld. Now, as always, our DSST mission remains urgent.