In these uncertain times for our immigrant students and families, it is imperative that our schools send the message that we are committed to protecting the right of every student to attend public school, regardless of the immigration status of a student or of a student’s family members.
On January 10, 2017, the Marin County Board of Education adopted a resolution that preserves the protections of immigrant families and affirms the right of undocumented children to a public education. This right has also been upheld by the United States Supreme Court in a case called Plyler v. Doe.
Our immigrant families are not the only ones who are concerned about recent changes in federal policies. We want to send the message that MCOE rejects all discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, immigration status, disability and sexual orientation.
We want our community to be assured that we will adhere to our core values: that public schools are the foundation of our democracy, that every person has intrinsic worth, that we believe in treating people with dignity and respect, that high standards and expectations foster greater achievement, that each of us shares responsibility for the welfare of our community, that diversity is an asset in our community, that honesty and integrity are essential in building relationships, that schools must provide access and equity, and that people thrive in safe environments.
California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) statement on reports of raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement across Southern California (2/9/17)
Immigrant Students and Families Workshop Registration - February 15, 2017 (English) (Espanol)
MCOE Staff Communication Jan 2017 (English) (Espanol)
College of Marin Resolution
Lagunitas SD Resolution
Larkspur Corte Madera SD Resolution
Marin County Board of Education Resolution
Novato USD Resolution
San Rafael City Schools Resolution
Sausalito Marin City School District Resolution
College of Marin - President's Message
Dominican University of California - President's Message
Larkspur-Corte Madera Superintendent's Message
San Rafael City Schools Superintendent's Message
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Red Cards: to help people assert their rights and defend themselves against constitutional violations
The Canal Alliance
American Immigration Lawyers Association
San Francisco Bar Association
Canal Welcome Center
Know Your Rights Brochure English Spanish
Undocumented Students and Families: The Facts