A resolution assuring students they are welcome in schools regardless of their immigration status will top Tuesday’s meeting of the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education.
The proposed resolution reads:
“Garden Grove Unified School District has always embraced the diversity of our students and their families and the rich language and cultural assets they bring to our district. To that end, the Board of Education and district/school staff have always worked to ensure that all students and parents feel safe and welcome in our schools.
“Recently, the California Superintendent of Public Instruction strongly encouraged California districts to ensure all students and parents know they are welcome on school campuses regardless of their immigration status, in keeping with Supreme Court rulings as well as state and federal laws.
“Resolution No. 20 will be distributed to all schools and district facilities to ensure that all families know that the Garden Grove Unified School District remains a safe and welcoming place for all students and their families, regardless of nation of origin or immigration status.”
The GGUSD serves most of Garden Grove and parts of Westminster and other cities. There’s a significant immigrant population in its service area, and in light of recent developments in politics and government, some California cities, schools districts and other agencies are making statements intending to assure residents who may be “unauthorized aliens” about their fate.
Garden Grove City Council approved a resolution pledging that the city’s police department would not serve as an immigration enforcement agency.
The board meets in open session at 7 p.m. in the Education Center, 10331 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove, following a study session at 5 p.m.