Interim superintendent’s message on immigration

There has been much discussion of schools and student immigration status in the news recently. I would like to take this opportunity to assure you that HISD remains committed to educating every student regardless of their immigration status. Our students are and will continue to be safe in our classrooms and on our campuses. No HISD principals, teachers, or any school personnel will ever report a student’s immigration status to authorities.

We believe all children deserve access to a world-class education — with no exceptions. HISD will never ask about a student’s immigration status, and HISD will never share information about a student’s immigration status or the immigration status of their families. We do not assist in deportation actions, and we do not report our students or families to ICE.

While there is still uncertainty at the federal level regarding the approach as it relates to DACA and DREAMER students, we will continue to provide resources and support to help our students be successful at HISD and beyond. We encourage you to visit for legal information and college access resources, and we hope that you will stay engaged and involved in your child’s education.