Sanctuary in New West schools

Students who may be at risk of deportation, could one day find safe haven in New Westminster schools.

The district took the first step towards adopting a sanctuary school policy at its education policy and planning committee meeting last week. The policy would ensure students, regardless of immigration status, have a safe and welcoming environment to learn without fear of being deported or detained.

“We have a significant obligation to children in our community that, for one reason or another, don’t feel comfortable around enrolling and accessing those services,” trustee Casey Cook told the Record.

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