A Message from the Superintendent on the HLPUSD Commitment to All Students
June 26, 2019
Commitment to All Students: The Hacienda La Puente Unified School District has a long-standing commitment to serve all students who we are privileged to have enrolled in our District. The Board of Education has not only approved a resolution that communicates to all families and students that the Board supports them, this has also been codified in a variety of policies with Board Policy 5145, adopted in June 2018, specifically established to ensure that every school site should be a safe and welcoming place for all students and their families irrespective of their citizenship or immigration status. The School District maintains a resource area on this website to provide our community up-to-date resources from the County and state regarding protecting our children and the families in our community.
A copy of the Board Policy and Resolution and a letter from the District will be emailed to all parents, staff and community members. Duplicated copies of the letter from the Board and the resolution will be available at all schools for access by students and their families.
See attached PDF file for Board Resolution and Board Policy 5145.13 - Response to Immigration Enforcement
Attachments: HLPUSD Board Resolution - Safe Zones and...
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Know Your Rights
Message from the Superintendent on HLP Safe Schools and Safe Havens and DACA Message from the Superintendent (9/6/2017): HLPUSD Community: Yesterday morning, action was taken on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by the President of the United States that creates questions and concerns from students, families, and staff members. I want to ensure that we are reminded of this District's commitment to the families we serve. Several months ago, a unanimous decision by the Board of Education reiterated what this school district stands for: Hacienda La Puente maintains its commitment to serving all of the students within our community and providing them with an education in a safe environment. As supported by the LA County Office of Education, the action on DACA does not impact our responsibility to provide an education. The legal obligations put forth by both the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Plyer vs. Doe and the California Constitution defines public education as a fundamental right for our students. Our roles as educators remains consistent: we are here to support our students and their families by providing support and information. HLPUSD continues to be a Safe Haven for students regardless of their immigration status. With the recent actions, staff has worked on more opportunities to provide information to our staff and community:
- Office Equity and Access will provide after school workshops for teachers interested in learning more about DACA and Immigration Rights.
- Parent/Family information Nights will be hosted by Equity and Access.
- Information and protocols for administrators will be reviewed at the District Leadership Team meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017.
- A copy of the Board Resolution is highlighted on the website.
Please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns or suggestions to assist in helping to keep everyone informed. In trying times, I again reiterate my appreciation to each of you for your dedication and commitment to our students and families. Hacienda La Puente Unified School District
Mensaje de parte de el Superintendente (9/6/2017)
A la Comunidad de HLPUSD:
Ayer por la mañana, se tomaron medidas sobre la Acción Diferida para los llegados en la Infancia (DACA) del Presidente de los Estados Unidos que creó preocupaciones y preguntas de parte de los estudiantes, familias y miembros del personal. Yo quiero garantizar el compromiso del Distrito para con las familias que servimos. Hace algunos meses, una decisión unánime reiteró lo que representa éste distrito escolar. Hacienda La Puente mantiene su compromiso de server a todos los estudiantes dentro de nuestra comunidad proporcionándoles una educación en un ambiente seguro. Con el apoyo de la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Los Ángeles, la acción de DACA no afecta nuestra responsabilidad para proporcionar una educación. Las obligaciones legales propuestas por ambas, La Suprema Corte, y la Constitución de California, en la decisión Plyer vs. Doe define que la educación pública es un derecho fundamental de nuestros estudiantes
Nuestro papel como educadores sigue siendo consistente: estamos aquí para apoyar a nuestros estudiantes y sus familias por medio de apoyo e información. HLPUSD continúa siendo un refugio seguro para estudiantes sin importar su estado migratorio. Con las acciones recientes, el personal ha estado trabajando en más oportunidades para ofrecer información a nuestro personal y la comunidad:
El departamento de Equidad y Acceso ofrecerá talleres después de clases para maestros que estén interesados en aprender más sobre DACA y derechos sobre Inmigración.
Noches Informativas para padres/familias se llevarán a cabo a través del departamento de Acceso y Equidad
Se repasarán la Información y los protocolos para administradores durante la reunión del lunes, 11 de septiembre, 2017 del Equipo de Liderazgo del Distrito
Una copia de la Resolución de la Junta Directiva se destaca en el sitio web del distrito
Por favor no se detenga para ponerse en contacto con nosotros si tiene preguntas o preocupaciones, o sugerencias que nos ayude a mantener a todos informados. En tiempos difíciles, vuelvo a reintegrar mi agradecimiento a cada uno por su dedicación y compromiso hacia nuestros estudiantes y familias
Distrito Escolar Unificado Hacienda La Puente
幾個月前，教育委員會的一致決定重申了這所學區是什麼意思：Hacienda La Puente學區堅持致力於為社區內的所有學生提供服務，並為安全的環境提供教育。在洛杉磯縣教育廳的支持下，DACA的行動不影響我們提供教育的責任。美國最高法院對Plyer與Doe和加利福尼亞憲法的判決規定的法律義務將公共教育視為我們學生的基本權利
我們在這里通過提供支持和信息來支持我們的學生及其家人。 無論移民身份如何，HLPUSD仍然是學生的避風港。 隨著最近的行動，工作人員致力
· 辦公室權益和獲取機構 (Office Equity and Access) 將為有興趣了解DACA和移民權益的教師提供課後研討會
· 家長/家庭信息夜間將由Equity and Access主辦
Resolution - Hacienda La Puente Unified School Safe Zones and Safe Havens
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District - Safe Zones and Safe Havens
On January 26, 2017, the Board of Education passed a resolution designating Hacienda La Puente Unified School District campuses as Safe Zones and Safe Havens. Our school board has expressed its commitment to ensure our campuses, students, and families feel safe when they come to school. This resolution does not change any of our existing policies and practices regarding admission, enrollment practices, release of students and release of any student information.
- Resolution - Hacienda La Puente Unified School District - Safe Zones and Safe Havens - English (.pdf)
- Resolution - Hacienda La Puente Unified School District - Safe Zones and Safe Havens - Spanish (.pdf)
- Resolution - Hacienda La Puente Unified School District - Safe Zones and Safe Havens - Chinese (.pdf)
HLPUSD is committed to providing a safe environment where all are treated equally. Equal treatment will be regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression.
Resources, Links, Guides and Organizations to Support Questions on Immigration
Mayor Garcetti’s Community Resource Guide for Immigrants with information on immigration and refugee rights and resources (www.lamayor.org/KnowYourRights)
Asian Americans for AdvaAsian Americans for Advancing Justice-LA (www.advancingjustice-la.org) The mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian American, Native Hawaiina, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.Included in their work are immigrant rights and DACA
Anti-Defamation League (www.adl.org) The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now one of the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.
Border Angels (www.borderangels.org) An organization focusing on migrant outreach (preventing unnecessary deaths and harm reduction through desert water drops, border rescue stations and day laborer outreach), immigration consulting (FREE immigration services and consultations)and education and advocacy related to undocumented migrants, immigration and border issues.
CHIRLA (www.chirla.org) Advancing human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees in Los Angeles – dedicated to promoting harmonious multi-ethnic and multi-racial human relations through coalition building, advocacy, community education, organizing. Have many resources related to DACA, DAPA, AB60, etc. Good references for legal services and community education.
Council on American-Islamic Relations - CAIR (www.cair.com) CAIR's vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding. CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. CAIR has a department to monitor and combat Islamophobia, tracks sources and incidents of Islamophobia across the country, and produces factsheets to debunk false information that has been spread about Islam and Muslims.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (www.ilrc.org) Provide legal assistance to immigration lawa practitioners and community based organizations, focus on immigrant policy reform to strengthen immigrant communities nationwide, engage immigrants in mobilizing around issues critical to their communities. Have publications and resources related to DACA and immigration.
My (Un)Documented Life: (www.mydocumentedlife.org) The mission at My (Un)Documented Life is to provide up-to-date information and resources to undocumented immigrants. We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DAPA, and much more. The site provides post election news and what it means for undocumented community and the steps they can take to protect themselves.
National Immigration Law Center (www.nilc.org) Established in 1979, NILC is one of the leading organizations in the US exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants. The core set of integrated strategies include impact litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, and strategic communications.
Southern Poverty Law Center (www.splcenter.org) SPLC is a civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. They are currently also monitoring reports of racial harassment and intimidation in the wake of the presidential election, provide resources related to fighting hate. They are also the umbrella organization under which resources for teachers/educators are provided through: Teaching Tolerance (www.tolerance.org) Teaching Tolerance has resources related to talking with students post-election, working with children related to inclusiveness and standing up to bias.
United We Dream (www.unitedwedream.org) United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. The powerful nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states that organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status
- Links to Resources for Immigration Issues (.pdf)
- Community Resource Guide (English)
- Community Resource Guide (Espanol)
- What Do I need to Know if the DACA Program Ends? (Immigrant Legal Resource Center)
- Model Campus Safe Zones Resolution Language (K-12) (National Immigration Law Center)
- School Settings Are Sensitive Locations (National Immigration Law Center)
- Como Prepararse Para Una Emergencia Familiar (Bet Tzedek)
- ¡Protégete! - Protect Yourself (Nonprofit coalition)
- Know Your Rights [multiple languages] (National Immigration Law Center)
- Help for Immigrant Families Post-Election: Guidance for Schools (Immigrant Legal Resource Center)
- Deportation of a Parent and Effects on Children (Migration Policy Institute)
- Immigrants’ Rights Under a Trump Presidency: FAQs for Students, Educators & Social Service Providers (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund)
- Letter to Education Leaders (California for All Coalition)
- Post-election resources (Alliance for a Better Community)
College Resources for Undocumented Students
College Resources for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students or eligible students:
- California State University (CSU)
- University of California
- Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
- California Community Colleges Chancellors Office
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