Milwaukee Public Schools, Wisconsin’s largest school district, will give $ 100 to students who get vaccinated against COVID-19. Money from the district’s $ 500 million federal stimulus fee will be used to fund the effort.
The context: The district’s school board voted unanimously Thursday night to force employees to get vaccinated by Nov. 1, with exceptions for religious or medical reasons. The board considered a vaccination mandate for students, but scrapped the idea.
- The group ended up unanimously approving a $ 100 incentive for children 12 and older who present proof of vaccination before November 1.
- In the last 14 days, there have been 448 cases among children under 12 years old and 406 infections among young people between 12 and 17 years old in the town, according to data provided by the city.
¿Qwhat do they say? “We owe it to our students, faculty, staff and community to take all possible steps to ensure the safety of the schools,” said Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley in a statement.
- Discussions about vaccination mandates continue to unfold in school districts across the country.
- The district has about 31,205 students who are eligible for the vaccine, meaning it could shell out up to $ 3.12 million, administrators said during the meeting, the Milwaukee Sentinel Journal reported.
Main source of the news: ABC News