Safe Haven Declaration for Garden Grove Schools

Garden Grove Unified is the latest school district to pass a safe haven resolution ensuring that all students should feel safe on all campuses regardless of immigration status.

The school board voted unanimously at its February 21 meeting, and cited the United States Supreme Court ruling that no public school shall deny access to education on the basis of immigration status, which is upheld by federal and state law.

“I want to send a personal message to our students that you matter and we care about you,” said board trustee Teri Rocco. “In these moments of uncertainty and fear, you have to hope and believe that you have a brighter tomorrow. Remain resilient and united; we will get through this together. You are our beloved students and the primary focus of our vision, mission, and goals.”

GGUSD enrolls roughly 45,000 students who speak more than 48 languages, according to the district.

Additonally, the resolution requests that district staff distribute copies of it in multiple languages to all school sites.

Garden Grove Unified joins our growing list of safe haven districts.