School Teachers Fired for Not Being Vaccinated Amid Teaching Shortage
(NewsReady.com) – Ultra-liberal Oregon is suffering a teacher shortage right now. It could be that educators don’t want to work in the state’s woke public school system anymore. Even if they do, Oregon might not let them.
Remember when schools considered education their top priority? https://t.co/pPCCacOw5h
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 5, 2022
On Tuesday, October 4, the school board in Bend, Oregon, fired three teachers for violating a COVID vaccine mandate. The mandate, imposed by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in August 2021, requires all teachers to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
A special board meeting last Tuesday voted to dismiss one teacher each from Mountain View High School, La Pine Middle School, and Ensworth Elementary School. All three have been on unpaid leave since the start of the 2021-22 school year. Superintendent Steve Cook said the teachers could have returned to work if they had handed in religious exemption forms. Calling the firings “unfortunate,” Cook added they believed the board’s hands were tied by the law.
Meanwhile, Oregon schools are short of teachers, administrators, and even bus drivers. School boards are asking retired teachers to return to work and offering bonuses of up to $4,200 to lure back staff who’ve left. You’d think firing three teachers who want to work is the last thing anyone would want to do right now.
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