It is good to see the leaders of Oak Park and River Forest High School set to work to define and explain the values it brings to protecting students at risk under the demented leadership of President Donald Trump.
Barely a month into office and Trump has set about unleashing immigration enforcement to deport Hispanics and deny the rights of Muslims. Additionally, he has turned to the hoary chestnut of “states’ rights” to allow active discrimination against transgender youth.
Meeting last week, the school board discussed a “welcoming school” resolution that would mirror actions already taken by schools in Proviso Township, Evanston and Chicago. Such an action would provide “as much protection as we can while still complying with the law,” said Jeff Weissglass, the board president.
The board asked staff and legal counsel to further study the issue and bring back a possible resolution as early as mid-March. We look forward to the adoption of a plainly-worded statement.