UPDATE: THE SCHOOL BOARD APPROVED DR. SMITH'S RESOLUTION. YAY!!!
Wade Smith, Superintendent of Walla Walla Public Schools has written a resolution that he is going to present to the Walla Walla School Board. The resolution would declare Walla Walla public schools as safe spaces for undocumented immigrants. This does not mean they are "sanctuaries" but affirms the District's commitment to supporting all students, regardless of their immigration status. We are suggesting that you write thank you letters to Mr. Smith and letters of support for the resolution to the School Board. We are not anticipating that the Board will reject the resolution, so we think the tone of the letters should be appreciative. We don't think calls would be appropriate as too many might be overwhelming, but emails are fine! On February 28th, the resolution will be presented to the Walla Walla School Board.
Who to write:
Wade Smith, Superintendent of Walla Walla Public Schoolswsmith@wwps.org
Walla Walla School Board (Sam Wells, Cindy Meyer, Ruth Ladderud, Dr. David Hampson, Derek Sarley)
Walla Walla Public Schools
364 South Park Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
What to write:
Thank you for your support for all students in Walla Walla Public Schools. I appreciate the School District publicly affirming a commitment to creating a safe space for every student and for promoting the worth and importance of every student.