Kennewick School Board Opposes K-12 COVID Vax Mandate Proposal
During their Wednesday night meeting, the Kennewick School Board unanimously voted in favor of a resolution against making the COVID vaccine part of the K-12 school requirements.
Gabe Galbreath and the rest of the council all voted against such a mandate
Part of the official release from KSD on their board minutes read as follows:
"The school board unanimously approved a resolution opposing adding the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of required immunizations. The resolution has been submitted to the state Board of Health. "
The board pointed out that the District has staged numerous vaccination clinics to help children and families to obtain one if they wish; they also respect the individual rights of a person to choose if they wish to get it, and because of foreseen administrative issues they oppose such a mandate. The District believes having to administer this mandate would create a lot more issues, as well as logistically.
A number of other reasons were given for the 'no' decision with their resolution.
The State Advisory board did vote Thursday to NOT recommend the vaccine be added to K-12 requirements. Now, the rest of the state health board will render a final vote down the road.
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