Thirty years ago, Congress recognized Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. On Aug. 8, the Cabrillo Unified School District board approved a proclamation that acknowledges the ways Hispanics have “shaped and strengthened” the United States.

“It’s amazing. And the timing is perfect,” board member Lizet Cortes-Ronquillo said. “Right now, with immigration and the current situation, people are feeling frightened and afraid. It’s a breath of fresh air.”

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