Los Angeles Unified School District students returned from their summer breaks to a district that on Tuesday literally rolled out the red carpet for them.
Not only was the carpet rolled out at Arleta High School in Van Nuys, but newly elected LAUSD school board member Kelly Gonez was on hand to greet them,.
That wasn’t the only way students were being greeted.
As they enter campuses in the nation’s second largest district, students will also walk through entrances decked with 6-foot-tall banners featuring the Statue of Liberty, long the symbol of new opportunity for immigrants. The banners will read “We Are One L.A. Unified/Standing With Immigrant Families,” and Lady Liberty will be wearing a graduation cap, a nod to the district’s goal of having every student graduate.
District leaders want immigrant students to know they are welcome.