The Los Angeles School District – a massive campus disruption and the possible dismissal of thousands of unsafe teachers and other staff – has extended the deadline for all workers to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
According to a brief district statement, the October 15 deadline has been moved to Friday, November 15, when employees will have received one second of two doses of the Pfizer or modern vaccine. The district did not explicitly state the timetable for the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The district on Monday refused to provide the latest number or percentage of teachers and other staff who have failed to meet vaccination requirements. on a September 27 Board Meeting.About 1 in 5 employees, possibly more than 10,000 people, had not yet provided proof of vaccination, officials said. The district also declined to say how many employees have applied for or been granted religious or medical exemptions.
The expansion comes as the country’s second-largest school system struggles to fill more than 2,000 teaching and other vacancies, including counselors, nurses and care staff. Recruitment figures were released on September 27.
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