The Ames Community School District is working to support students and families who may be impacted by the executive orders banning immigration from certain countries. Children of international students and refugees are among our student body.
Although it is our Board policy that children and families will not be discriminated against in our educational programming and employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, such discrimination is also contrary to our values. Our District is among the 20 most diverse public schools in Iowa and we consider that diversity is a great source of pride and strength.
Here is our message of support to students, which includes their families.