CODY — The Cody School Board narrowly turned down sending a proposed resolution to the state board of education declaring the school system would not be a “sanctuary” school district.

The resolution, sponsored by trustee Rebecca George, stated the state board should direct all schools to follow the policy and should deny public funds to any school which impedes law enforcement or fails to report immigration violations.

“I think we need to take a stand and follow the law,” George said.

Trustees Scott Weber and William Struemke voted for the resolution along with its sponsor. Trustees Stefanie Bell, Tom Keegan, Jennifer Rosencranse and chair Kelly Simone defeated the measure in the 4-3 vote.

Simone said a resolution wasn’t needed to show the district follows the law.

“I just don’t think a resolution is necessary to enforce the law,” she said. “Passing or not passing the resolution doesn’t mean we’re not going to comply with federal law.”

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