WHITTIER >> The board of the Whittier City School District will avoid calling themselves a “sanctuary” for undocumented immigrants, officials said in a meeting Tuesday, but will still draft a policy for what to do in the event federal immigration agents enter one of their campuses to detain a student.
School board members Tuesday reached a tentative agreement to direct Superintendent Ron Carruth to develop a policy for any dealings with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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Board President Cecilia Perez said the district was pursuing the policy because “there is a lot of fear out there and the idea is to put (parents and children) at ease.”
Perez acknowledged that ICE agents coming on to the campus of one of the district’s K-8 schools to arrest a student was unlikely. But she said the district’s new resolution would allow the superintendant to develop training for principals and teachers on how
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