Board of Education Adopts Safe Haven Resolution
SCUSD’s Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to designate schools and district property as “safe havens” that protect students regardless of immigration status.
The resolution is currently being translated into all threshold languages for distribution to sites.
The resolution reinforces policies against hate speech and directs staff to step up efforts to build more tolerant climates throughout the district.
The resolution was supported by the Sacramento City Teachers Association, the Council on American Islamic Relations, La Familia and the Black Parallel School Board.
The resolution affirms that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents will not be allowed to enter schools or other district property without prior written approval from the Superintendent. It also calls for a restriction on the sharing of information with an agency attempting to ascertain citizenship status. SCUSD by its own admissions and enrollment policies does not collect citizenship data.