Notes and Commentary on a 2021 NEA President’s Madison Visit

Elizabeth Beyer:

Jenkins said he strongly encourages vaccination for adults, citing a plan to require the vaccine for teachers and staff that will be presented to the Madison School Board on Monday. For now, he said he prefers to leave the decision on vaccination for children up to parents.

“I do think that we have to take the utmost sense of urgency around the fact that our children under 12 cannot be vaccinated,” he said.

Jones said he personally would support a vaccine requirement for eligible students but he was unable to speak on behalf of MTI without first polling members.

The Milwaukee School Board last week approved a vaccination requirement for all Milwaukee Public Schools employees and a $100 incentive for eligible students to get vaccinated. The deadline for both is Nov. 1.

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