56 temporary LDSB employees placed on administrative leave

The Limestone District School Board fired 56 contingent employees who did not certify vaccination status.

The information was presented at Wednesday’s Operations, Policy and Education Committee board meeting by Human Resources Superintendent Susan McWilliams.

LDSB says the layoffs have little to no impact on operations, as the vast majority of them have not been working at all this year or have not been available.

LDSB Communications Officer Jane Douglas says that district-wide staff are now 100% compliant with the mandate.

“All permanent or full-time staff have taken the appropriate steps in terms of completing certification and being fully vaccinated or completing certification and / or participating in rapid antigen testing three times a week,” Douglas told YGK News.

“100% of the staff who work in schools and other places of the board meet the requirements, and 94.6% attest to being fully vaccinated.”

He added that these numbers do not reflect those with a long-term license, who will be asked to complete the certification process upon return.

Of the 116 Limestone employees who perform rapid tests three times a week, 110 have attested not to be vaccinated, while the other 6 have not testified but continue to take the necessary measures.

3,100 total employees were required to certify.

The removal of non-testifying employees is considered provisional, and they can at any time complete the certification process or begin testing.

New employees to the school board must be fully vaccinated as part of their contract.


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