As a school district, we celebrate the diversity of our students, families and staff. This includes different races, faiths, national origins, immigration status, political viewpoints, abilities, sexual orientation and gender identity.
All students, regardless of immigration status, have the right to a free and equitable K–12 education, per the Plyler v. Doe U.S. Supreme Court decision. All students and families are valued members of our community and we are committed to ensuring that they are always welcome and safe in our schools.
MMSD welcomes all students and families. No one should feel intimidated from enrolling in our district or attending our schools. We believe deeply in ensuring every student is treated with respect.
As an affirmation, in November, the Madison school board adopted a resolution stating that we believe in and stand for the values of equity, inclusion, compassion and respect. The resolution also states that we aim to advance the work of racial equity in our schools as it is critical to the success of our community and our nation.
You may have other questions about your rights, your student’s rights and where to seek help. We’ve compiled a list of resources below with the help of our partners and national organizations:
Get answers to your important questions about your rights and your student’s rights.
Access immigration and legal resources from local, regional and national organizations.
View the “Key Resource Guide for The Latino Community” a resource guide in English for Latino families developed by the Madison Latino Support Network (LaSup). The guide includes a “Know Your Rights” card, important phrases for interacting with immigration enforcement, and guidance on how to create an emergency plan in the case of deportation.
View the “Guia de Recursos Claves para la Comunidad Latina” a resource guide in Spanish for Latino families developed by the Madison Latino Support Network (LaSup).
If you have questions or concerns, reach out to your school principal, counselor or social worker. You can also contact Ananda Mirilli, Family, Youth & Community Engagement Coordinator at 608-442-2946.