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Change in Public Charge Rule Will Not Impact School Services
Posted 1/29/20

The Hayward Unified School District celebrates the diversity of its community and welcomes students of all backgrounds and socioeconomic status. As a sanctuary district within a sanctuary city and state, HUSD is proud to offer resources that help our students and families succeed.


On January 27, 2020, the United States Supreme Court made a decision that allows the federal government to implement the public charge rule. "Public charge” is the term used to refer to an individual who is primarily dependent upon the federal government for subsistence. Under the public charge rule, federal officials have more power to deny visas and green card applications from immigrants and prospective immigrants whom the government determines rely, or could rely on, certain public benefits like food stamps or government housing programs.


Families should know that school services are NOT impacted by public charge.


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