JCPS board passes resolution to become Safe Haven district

Updated: Feb. 7, 2017 at 8:39 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A resolution declaring that JCPS become a Safe Haven school district was passed by the school board on Tuesday.

Four board members voted in favor of the resolution and three abstained from voting. No one voted against it.

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The board members who voted in favor of the resolution were Chris Brady, Lisa Willner, Diane Porter and Christopher Kolb. Those who abstained from voting were Steph Horne, Ben Gies and Linda Duncan, according to a tweet from JCPS.

The resolution means the school district would not inquire about a student's immigration status, nor would they provide any of that information to the government without a valid court order.

It also states that the district will not collect and is required to keep any information like this private from immigration enforcement authorities like ICE.

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