Yesterday the district heard rumors of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducting raids and/or checkpoints in Kings Beach. There has also been a lot of chatter on social media and parents, and the members of the media have contacted me. There have been similar rumors in other communities that may be fueling this.
Staff from local agencies went out to the rumored “checkpoints” and saw nothing out of the ordinary. There have been no ICE activities on our school grounds or adjacent to our schools that we have seen nor do we have any verifiable reports of parents and/or students being detained.
By law and district policy, ICE is not allowed to come onto school grounds or to request any student/parent data from a public school absent a court order or warrant delivered directly to me. ICE has internal policies related to the “sensitive” nature of schools that also limit their activities.