The district’s school board voted nearly unanimously Thursday afternoon to mandate the vaccine for its eligible 600,000 students.
- “Today’s decision furthers our longstanding commitment to ensure the safety of our students, families, and staff,” Board President Kelly Gonez said. “The vaccine is the single best way to protect students and schools from COVID-19. Los Angeles Unified is committed to meeting our families where they are and providing them with reliable medical information about this safe, effective vaccine.”
- Scott Davison, an attorney who has challenged Gov. Gavin Newsom school mask mandates and other COVID-related orders in court, told the Los Angeles Times that lawsuits would be filed against the student vaccine mandate.
- Proof of vaccination will be verified through the district’s “Daily Pass.”
- The district board’s meeting saw around two dozen protesters outside of the district office in Los Angeles.