Statement from School Board of Education President Steve Zimmer on identifying campuses as safe zones and resources centers

Feb. 9, 2016
Today, we reaffirm that every L.A. Unified school is safe for every student and every family. The vitriol and hate that presently permeates the immigration debate, combined with a regrettable change in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement practices, made it necessary for the Board of Education to take a strong stand in solidarity with our families and our communities. Our message is simple and direct: our schools are safe, welcoming and embracing for all families. No one should be afraid to send their children to school, fill out all the necessary forms and fully participate in all school activities. The Board of Education stands with our families in opposition to the raids and in support of humane immigration reform.

Contact: Claudia Vizcarra (213) 241-6387

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