DACA Statement

On Tuesday, President Trump and his Administration announced plans to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Ames Community School District believes that this decision will have a negative impact on many of our students and families, and we want to express our concern and support for those who may be impacted by this decision.

The Ames Schools are designed to provide quality education for all young people who enter our doors. We are inclusive. We are welcoming, equitable and caring for all students regardless of immigration status. We support ALL children, no matter their place of birth, religion, language, or color. We’re glad you’re here. You belong here and we support you.

The responsibility of the Ames Community School District is to prepare all students to be college and career ready, and to equip students to be productive citizens. Like our colleagues at Iowa State University, we have no control or authority over the enforcement of federal immigration laws. Students and families who are fearful or in need of emotional support can reach out to their building principal or school counselor. Additional support can be found here:

Human Resources Director, Ms. Lisa Negus – 515-268-6610

Student Programs Director, Dr. Anthony Jones – 515-268-6628

Registrar, Ms. Barb Peterson – 515-268-6605