• Category Archives safe zones
  • ¡Cinco de Mayo!

    Proud to take part in the 52nd Annual Lennox Cinco de Mayo Parade.  It’s always fun to get out into the community, pass out some school supplies, and see our students and their families where they live.  This year, more than any other, we felt is was important to spread the message that ALL are welcome in our public schools, and that we support ALL students, regardless or race, religion, country of origin, immigration status, sexual orientation and gender identification.


  • CTA Statewide Day of Action – May 1, 2017

    On May 1, 2017, teachers, education support staff, administrators, and parents across the state demonstrated our unwavering support for all students, our vigilance in making schools safe zones, and our persistent advocacy for the public education all California students deserve.

    Like teachers everywhere, Lennox teachers we’re out in force, working hand-in-hand with parents, administrators and classified staff to welcome all students and let them know that we will keep them safe.

    At Buford Elementary School

     

    At Felton Elementary School

     

    At Dolores Huerta Elementary School

     

    At Jefferson Elementary School

     

    At Moffett Elementary School

     

    And at Lennox Middle School

     

    Way to go, LTA!.  #LTAproud  #LTAstrong

     

     

     


  • Lennox Board of Education Declares Lennox Schools as Safe Zones for ALL Students

    LENNOX SCHOOL DISTRICT

    BOARD OF EDUCATION

    RESOLUTION NO. 16-16

    A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LENNOX SCHOOL DISTRICT ON THEIR COMMITMENT TO THE EDUCATION OF ALL CHILDREN AND MAKING ALL CAMPUSES A SAFE ZONE FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES THREATENED BY IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT

    WHEREAS, our community and county, just like many major cities in the United States, are the home and workplace of many immigrant communities, including persons with both documented and undocumented immigration status; and

    WHEREAS, all students have the right to attend school regardless of their immigration status. The United States Supreme Court in 1982 ruled in Plyler v. Doe that public schools were prohibited from denying students access to elementary and secondary public education based on their immigration status, citing that children have little control over their immigration status, the life-long harm it would inflict on the child and society itself, and constitutional equal protection rights; and

    WHEREAS, the Board of Education embraces the diversity of our students and families and the rich language and cultural assets they bring to our District, and strongly supports and encourages the participation of all parents and families in our schools; and

    WHEREAS, in the last few months, federal, state and local government officials throughout the country have proposed or passed laws and ordinances that propose stemming the tide of undocumented immigrants by cutting off opportunities for jobs, government benefits, housing, and imposing fines on companies employing undocumented immigrants, thereby increasing tensions in immigrant communities; and

    WHEREAS, reports of potential raids by the U. S. Immigration and Customs enforcement Office (ICE) have caused immigrant communities to fear sending and/or accompanying their children to schools and leaving their homes, even for needed medical services; and

    WHEREAS, ICE activities in and around schools, early education centers, and adult school facilities would be a severe disruption to the learning environment and educational setting for students.

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education, in solidarity with our immigrant community organizations, in light of the increasing tensions in immigrant communities, and the possible chilling effect on the educational rights of immigrant students and families by reports about ICE raids and proposals like some of the foregoing, the Board of Education hereby restates its position that all students have the right to attend school regardless of the immigration status of the child or of the child’s family members.

    FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education states that all District students who register for the following services and meet the federal and state criteria, are entitled to receive all school services, including free lunch, free breakfast, transportation, and educational services, even if they or their family are undocumented and do not have a social security number, and that no school district staff member shall take any steps that would deny students access to education based on their immigration status or any steps that would “chill” the Plyler rights of these students to public education.

    ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY

    DECEMBER 13, 2016