Make Petaluma schools “Safe Havens”

Call to Action: Attend the Petaluma City Schools Governing Board meeting to show your support for a resolution that all PCS campuses are “Safe Havens” and develop policies to support our most vulnerable students.
When: Tuesday, March 14th at 6:15 Where: 200 Douglas Street (Petaluma City Schools - Board Room) Why: It’s been over 2 ½ months since State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson’s December 21st letter to all school, district, and county administrators asking them to “remind families about existing laws that protect them and their students’ records from questions about immigration status.” Students and parents within our community are living in a constant state of fear and need clear communication from PCS that schools will remain safe places for learning and teaching for all students, regardless of immigration status. We need to know exactly how a school will respond should US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, or other members of law enforcement, appear on a school’s campus. A number of school districts within Sonoma County, and throughout Northern California, have made similar resolutions and publicly shared their policies for protecting students. Who: The individuals, local organizations, and businesses behind the successful It Won’t Happen Here declaration, which was signed by the Petaluma City Council on Feb. 27th, support these actions. Please contact Kelli Scholnick if you would like additional information -