Santa Barbara Chapter
Youth and parents from Santa Barbara met with Kate Parker, the only sworn in school board member at the time, to introduce a resolution protecting youth. The School District agreed to do so. The resolution was held on Tuesday December 13th, 2017 and passed unanimously, no abstentions. This was a powerful and healing moment for parents and students as the school district embraced all youth regardless of background, ethnicity and immigration status.
Similar to our youth and parents in Santa Barbara, Oxnard youth also decided to work on a “safe zone” resolution with OUHSD. The students and parents started to meet with the Superintendent, Penelope de Leon, and Guadalupe Reyes to look at the options. The youth and parents made it clear that they wanted unwavering and visible support from the District especially regarding the protection of undocumented youth – the District agreed. FLA partnered with Dreamers without Borders, MICOP and CAUSE to pass this resolution.