Coming on the heels of a major announcement from the federal government, one of the largest school systems in the United States is now in the crosshairs of freedom advocates everywhere.
Joe Biden on Thursday announced that note only would all federal workers be subject to a mandated COVID vaccine, but that any private business with more than 100 employees would be similarly saddled with such requirements. The move received a great deal of pushback from politicians and ordinary Americans alike, but it also opened the doors for other establishments to follow suit.
The latest to push for mandated vaccines just happens to be one of the most prominent educational organizations on the entire west coast.
The Los Angeles board of education voted Thursday to require students 12 and older to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend in-person classes in the nation’s second-largest school district.
The move makes Los Angeles by far the largest of a very small number of districts with a vaccine requirement. Nearby Culver City imposed a similar policy last month for its 7,000 students.Trending:
The Los Angeles Unified School District, which has more than 600,000 mostly Latino students, already tests all students and employees every week, requires masking indoors and outdoors and has ordered employees to be vaccinated. Under the vaccination plan, students 12 and up who participate in sports and other extracurricular activities need to get their two-shot sequence completed by the end of October. Others have until Dec. 19.
A number of employers and state authorities have threatened to sue the Biden administration over their vaccine mandates, and it is likely that L.A. will soon be feeling similar heat.