Palo Alto School Board Approves “Sanctuary” Schools

Last month, the State Chief of Schools called on school district leaders to make a declaration that their districts would be safe havens for all students regardless of undocumented status.

This month, several school districts have fallen in line. Just last week the Palo Alto Unified School board voted 4-0 to approve a “sanctuary resolution” ahead of the possible changes that could occur under the new administration.

The move is a symbolic gesture that means school officials will not aid in federal enforcement of immigration laws, but will also not hinder any action.

The state’s largest school district, Los Angeles Unified, which is home to about 10 percent of California’s 6 million students, made a pledge after the election to confirm its own safe haven policy.

The list of “sanctuary” school districts continues to grow, and we can anticipate more leading up to the inauguration, and quite possibly after.

Read more at the East Bay Times.


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