January 12, 2017

Dear PAUSD Community, Estimada comunidad del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Palo Alto (PAUSD, por sus siglas en inglés), 尊敬的帕羅奧圖學區的社區成員:

I am proud to report that this week, during the Board of Education Regular Meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) Board of Education (BOE) made a strong symbolic move with the intention to protect ALL PAUSD students.  This group of very caring community members, who are elected to work together in creating policy in our school district, enthusiastically drafted, made revisions to, and approved the:

Resolution Affirming Palo Alto Unified School District’s Support of Its Students and Families Regarding Immigration Enforcement

Resolución Afirmando el Apoyo del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Palo Alto hacia sus Alumnos y Familias Relacionado a Acción de Ejecución de Inmigración en las Escuelas.

《帕羅奧圖學區就在學校的移民執法對學生及其家人提供支持的決議》

As educators, we know that students cannot learn when they do not feel welcomed and safe at school.  For that reason, we work very hard to create and maintain safe learning environments where teachers, students, and other staff members safely learn and work together.  The gesture from the PAUSD Board of Education is one additional symbolic measure to provide safety in our schools.

With full unanimous support from the Board, this document sends a very strong public message.  All PAUSD students, regardless of national origin and immigration status, as children who live in the United States of America, have a right to a high quality public education.

I am proud of the education we provide to our students, proud of ALL the students and their families that we serve, and proud of our Board Members who volunteer many hours of their time to work as a team for the academic success and the safety of Palo Alto children.

I hope that you take a couple of minutes to read the resolution approved by our Board of Education.

In support of ALL Palo Alto children,

Glenn “Max” McGee
Superintendent