By John Glidden
Applause erupted during Wednesday’s Vallejo City Unified School District Governing Board meeting after trustees unanimously approved a resolution designating the district’s schools as “safe haven zones.”
Formed in direct response to the recent presidential election, the resolution directs VCUSD Superintendent Ramona Bishop, and/or her designee, to not cooperate with Federal Immigration authorities, except required by law.
The resolution also gives Bishop authority to “protect the data and identities of any student, family members, or school employee who may be adversely affected by any future policies or executive action that results in the collection of any personally identifiable information,” by the Trump administration.
Immigration officials must receive written approval from Bishop before entering district grounds, unless agents present a warrant signed by either a federal or state judge, according to the resolution.