Students ages 12 and older enrolled in the nation’s second-largest public school district could soon be subject to mandatory vaccinations.
As the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday, five of the seven Los Angeles Board of Education members “appear at least to be leaning toward” requiring eligible students be vaccinated against COVID-19. The article said “a clear majority…either favor or lean toward” implementing a new policy.
The revelation comes after the largest teachers union in L.A. recently dropped its demand that all schoolkids “achieve full vaccination no later than 12 weeks following the birthday in which they become eligible” to get the shots. Union leadership, however, made clear that they “continue to support a vaccine requirement for all eligible students” who have not been granted religious or medical exemptions. District officials told The Times last week that the union’s demand was inappropriate for the bargaining table, but the board would still consider such a mandate.
School board member Jackie Goldberg, who is