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Sanctuary Schools


Frequently asked questions and answers are available in English and Español.

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. It also indicates that all ICE requests for information must be forwarded to the Superintendent’s Office. The district prioritizes ensuring the safety and security of students and staff, and prohibits 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 document, available in English and Español, for more information.

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. 

Commitment to the Education of All Children and Making all Campuses a Safe Zone

Sanctuary Schools Resolution

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board resolution

Click here to download Spanish Board Resolution

Press Release

Sanctuary Schools press release

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