Santa Maria Schools Declared “Safe Havens”

Santa Maria Joint Union High school board members voted 4-0 to adopt a resolution making all campuses in the district “safe places.”

The vote comes in line with a declaration made last month by the State Superintendent asking for all districts to make themselves “sanctuaries.”

Several other districts have already followed suit, and now Santa Maria is added to the list. The district enrolls 7,900 students, and about 83 percent identify as Hispanic or Latino.

Read more about the resolution from The Tribune.

See what other districts have passed similar resolutions on our Safe Haven Districts page.