SCUSD’s ‘Safe Haven’ resolution to be used as statewide model

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Sacramento City Unified was recognized as a leader among California districts on Wednesday when state Superintendent Tom Torlakson called on other K-12 organizations to  adopt “safe haven” resolutions similar to SCUSD’s.

“Our schools are not and will not become an arm of the U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE),” Torlakson said in a letter urging districts to follow SCUSD’s example.

SCUSD’s Board of Education on December 8 unanimously voted to safeguard students and families by protecting student data and requiring ICE officials to obtain written permission before entering any campus.

“I am so proud of our Board, teachers, staff, community partners and families that supported the Safe Haven resolution,” said SCUSD Superintendent José L. Banda. “The fact that the state has recognized our work makes the effort even better. I hope that other districts will take Superintendent Torlakson’s advice and follow our lead.”

To read the resolution, visit To learn more, download our Safe Haven infograph.