Clarke County School District

Clarke Board of Ed to debate mandatory vax policy

Oct 14, 2021
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The Clarke County Board of Education is set to debate a proposed vaccine mandate for school district staff at their voting meeting tonight. The proposed policy would require all employees to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine, with exceptions for medical and religious reasons. Employees who don’t have the vaccine, for whatever reason, would have to undergo PCR testing once a week and follow social distancing and other public health guidelines.

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Members of the Clarke County Board of Education differed sharply over the details of a proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate for school district staff at their work session last night. After over half an hour of discussion and disagreement, Board of Education members sent the proposed vaccination policy back to its Policy Committee for more work in advance of next week’s meeting, where it may or may not advance to the next stage in the process, a four week period of public comment before a final vote from the Board of Education.

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The Clarke County Board of Education is poised to discuss a mandatory vaccination policy for employees at its work session on Thursday. But, don't expect the policy to get a final vote from the Board for at least a month.

As coronavirus cases continue to increase around the state as well as here in Athens-Clarke County and the surrounding area. As a result, the Clarke County School District is joining other in the area in having some schools go virtual, at least briefly.  Dr. Jillian Whatley is Executive Director of student services for the district.

“We have to look at the numbers within our community spread, but then also we wanted to make sure that our mitigation efforts were clear and the expectations were clear in schools,” according to Whatley.

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The Clarke County Board of Education meets tonight, with the future of the West Broad School site on the agenda. At the 6pm meeting, Board members will get information on two different building plans for the site.

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