LAUSD Delays Vaccine Mandate Until Fall 2022

(Photo: CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

Photo: AFP

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education has agreed to delay its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students until fall 2022.

This decision comes after more than 30,000 students were not vaccinated. According to officials, only 87% of L.A. Unified students 12 and older have shown proof of vaccination, obtained a medical exemption or received a rare extension.

Board member Jackie Goldberg issued a statement saying: "The delay was a sensible move, noting that taking teachers out of in-person classrooms so they can instruct the much smaller number of unvaccinated students in the state-mandated online independent study program penalizes all students with fewer instructors and larger class sizes."

"The science is clear: vaccinations protect us," Goldberg said. "This pandemic is not over, and LAUSD may delay the eligible student vaccination deadline but will uphold the requirement."

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content