Superintendent Message regarding DACA / Mensaje del Superintendente con respecto a DACA

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To All Members of the Goleta Union School District:

I am very disheartened at the action of our president to rescind the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, known as the “Dream Act.” The DACA allows young undocumented immigrants to live, study and work in the U.S. Unless Congress takes legislative action, the DACA will expire on March 5, 2018. We must not allow this action to disrupt the lives of our students and their families.

In correspondence from State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson, he denounced Trump’s decision to suspend the Dream Act and stated that California will keep protecting and supporting our public school students and their families.

I would like to remind our community that last February our Board of Trustees passed a resolution entitled Resolution in Support of Students. We are publishing this resolution again to remind you of our position to support all students regardless of immigration status. We do not believe there will be immigration action at our schools and our schools will continue to be safe places for children. Please join me in supporting our students and our school community to ensure a safe, secure and welcoming environment for all.

RESOLUTION 2017-03
Resolution in Support of Students in the Goleta Union School District

WHEREAS, the Goleta Union School District Board of Education believes that the physical safety and emotional well-being of all children and families in our district is critical to students being able to achieve and thrive, and,

WHEREAS, the mission of the Goleta Union School District is to maximize academic, intellectual, and personal growth in order for each student to prosper in, and positively influence, a diverse and dynamic world, and,

WHEREAS, Federal law guarantees all children the right to a free K-12 public education, including children who were brought to the United States without legal status, and,

WHEREAS, our ongoing commitment to our community’s children is that their schools are a safe place for them and for their families, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, immigration status, gender, language, socioeconomic status, gender identity or expression, medical condition or disability, sexual orientation, and,

WHEREAS, this safe and inviting environment of our district would be disrupted by the presence of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees who come on to Goleta Union School District property for the purposes of removing students or their family members, or obtaining information about students and their families; and

WHEREAS, Goleta Union School District staff have no purpose in enforcing federal civil immigration law and do not act as immigrations agents; and

WHEREAS, the Board believes that the students’ ability to achieve is negatively impacted by the removal of family members which may leave students without supervising adults to care for them; and

WHEREAS, as a school district community, we stand together to create a supportive environment where every person is respected and valued: where no election result changes our commitment to ALL of our students, and our students can depend on district staff to model and maintain an environment where they can flourish, and,

WHEREAS, as a board, we invite parents, neighbors, and those committed to supporting our community’s children to work collaboratively with us as we continue to support them in reaching their full potential in a diverse and changing world;

THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that as a school district, we will continue to welcome and support children from all backgrounds, including those from undocumented families, will protect the confidentiality of information we have about our students and families and will keep immigration authorities off our campuses to the fullest extent provided by law, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Superintendent shall provide information and resources for immigrant students and families at all District locations; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Board encourages appropriate professional development for staff necessary to implement the provisions of this resolution including how to respond to immigration control personnel.

ADOPTED, SIGNED AND APPROVED, this 22nd day of February 2017.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE GOLETA UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

By: Luz Reyes-Martin
President of the Board of Trustees of the Goleta Union School District

By: Richard Mayer
Clerk of the Board of Trustees of the Goleta Union School District

 

Registration is OPEN for the 2017 GEF Lemon Run / La inscripción está ABIERTA para la carrera Lemon Run 2017 de GEF

The 2017 Goleta Education Foundation Lemon Run will take place on Sunday,
September 10, 2017, and registration is open!

Join us as we kick off Lemon Week with competitive 10k and 5k races, and a 1k Family Fun Run. Start and finish at Goleta Beach along a flat and fast course along the Obern Bike Trail. There will be fun and exciting prizes and goodies from the Lemon Festival and other local businesses, fabulous food from Wahoo’s Fish Tacos and Anna’s Bakery, and family-friendly activities to keep even the littlest ones happy.

AGAIN this year: Our 10k is a Grand Prix event, and our 5k is a Jr. Grand Prix event. Plus, our Sponsor-a-Kid to run program!

Register now! Multi-race discounts are available, and as always, our Fun Run is FREE! By participating in this fun event, you also help support Goleta schools and community. Proceeds from the GEF Lemon Run will benefit educational programs for the students in Goleta’s nine elementary schools. To learn more about the Goleta Education Foundation, visit the website at www.GoletaEducationFoundation.org.

Thank you,
Goleta Education Foundation

¡La carrera Lemon Run 2017 de la Fundación Educativa de Goleta tendrá lugar el domingo, 10 de septiembre del 2017 y la inscripción ya está disponible!

Únase a nosotros mientras comenzamos la Semana del Limón con competitivas carreras de 10k y 5k, y una carrera familiar de 1k. Comience y termine en Goleta Beach a lo largo de un curso plano y rápido a lo largo del sendero de bicicletas de Obern. Habrá premios y golosinas divertidos emocionantes del Festival del Limón y otros negocios locales, comida fabulosa de Wahoo’s Fish Tacos y Anna’s Bakery y actividades para toda la familia para mantener a los más pequeños felices.

OTRA VEZ este aсo: Nuestro 10k es un evento Grand Prix, y nuestro 5k es un evento Jr. Grand Prix. ЎAdemбs, estб nuestro programa de “patrocinar a un niсo” para que corra!

Descuentos para más de una carrera están disponibles, y como siempre, nuestra carrera popular (Fun Run) es GRATIS! Inscríbase ya.

Al participar en este divertido evento, también ayudas a apoyar a las escuelas y la comunidad de Goleta. Los ingresos de la carrera Lemon Run de GEF beneficiarán a los programas educativos para los estudiantes de las nueve escuelas primarias de Goleta. Para obtener más información sobre la Fundación Educativa de Goleta, visite el sitio web www.GoletaEducationFoundation.org.

Gracias,
Fundación Educativa de Goleta