In December 2016, the Board of Education of the Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) passed Resolution No. 1617-26, a Sanctuary Schools Resolution. This resolution was passed to address questions and concerns in our communities. The Sanctuary Schools Resolution ensures that every school site is a safe place for all students and families. It specifically notes that if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) were to visit any of our schools it would not be able to disrupt school operations; or if ICE were to request any information, the request must be forwarded to the Superintendent’s Office. Among the highest priorities for the District are to ensure safety and security of students and staff, and not to allow any individual or organization to enter a school site if the educational setting would be disrupted by that visit.
Since adopting our Sanctuary Schools Resolution, we have received several questions from the community. Please see the “Frequently Asked Questions” for further information. A Spanish version will be available shortly.
We are committed to protecting all students and their families, regardless of their immigration status or religious affiliation. It is our duty to ensure that our students receive a high quality public education in a safe and nurturing environment.