Community audio – Metawelle Fri, 17 Sep 2021 22:01:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Community audio – Metawelle 32 32 Teachers and schools agree on vaccine mandate policy Fri, 17 Sep 2021 22:01:55 +0000

The Oak Park District 97 School Board voted unanimously on Sept. 14 to approve a memorandum of understanding with three collective bargaining units, outlining a comprehensive plan to comply with the state’s vaccine mandate.

The protocol – which is between the district and the Oak Park Teachers ‘Association, the Oak Park Teachers Assistants’ Association, and the Oak Park Educational Support Personnel – requires that members of these bargaining units and non-union staff receive the vaccine. Single dose COVID-19. or the first injection of a two-dose vaccine by September 19. According to state guidelines, workers planning a two-dose vaccine against Covid must receive the second dose within 30 days of the first injection. In this case, District 97 employees need this second dose by October 19.

“We continue to work in partnership with our BOE [board of education] and administration to make safe and healthy decisions for our students, staff and the community at large, ”said Hannah Boudreau, co-chair of the teachers’ association, in an email to the Wednesday Journal.