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Statement from Tukwila School District Regarding the Travel Ban

Statement from Tukwila School District Regarding the Travel Ban


June 26, 2018

As educators in the Tukwila School District, one of the most diverse school districts in the country, we are very concerned about the impact a “Travel Ban” placed on many of the home nations our student body represents will have.  A connection to their homeland for many of our students, also means a connection to a successful education while here in the United States.  And that severing of familiar ties can have lasting effects on their educational goals and outcomes.

Children do not have the luxury of getting to choose where they or their parents are born. And most times they do not make the decision on whether or not they move to the United States. We in the Tukwila School District believe it is our job to educate all children regardless of their nation of birth or religion.  As adults we are tasked with protecting the most vulnerable among us.  We promote an open door policy for children and their families who are fleeing persecution, violence and in some cases even war.

At this moment we stand in solidarity with our Muslim, Iranian, Libyan, Somalian, Syrian and Yemeni students and families, and will offer our continued support in any way we can.


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Rhonda A. Lee, Communications Officer / Media and Public Relations
206-901-8009 (Direct Line)  206-899-6428 (Cell/Text)

Tukwila School District is one of the most diverse school districts in the country.  With 80 languages spoken among our 2,760 students, our diversity is our strength and our asset. One student at a time: Each of our students graduates ready to succeed in post-secondary education, career, and citizenship.  “A world of possibility” awaits each student here.

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