By John Glidden
Joining the Vallejo school district, the Mare Island Technology Academy Board of Directors approved a resolution this week declaring its charter schools as “Safe Haven” zones.
In response to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies many school districts across the state have approved such resolutions to ease the fears of parents and students.
The resolution stipulates that both MIT’s middle and high schools will not release the immigration status of students to federal agencies or other authorities without parental permission or a warrant, court order, or subpena, the resolution states.
Staff at both schools are required to notify the superintendent’s office should any representatives from the Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) come to a school site unannounced to interrogate or take custody of a student, the resolution further states.
Source: MIT adopts safe haven resolution