The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has announced the termination of that 496 employees were separated due to non-compliance with the District’s vaccine requirement.
“Vaccinations are a term or condition of employment in the district,” a LAUSD spokesperson said.
“If separated employees do get vaccinated, they may be eligible for reemployment.”
The spokesperson said the district would release no other information at this time.
As of Oct. 15, all employees providing in-person services have been vaccinated as “part of Los Angeles Unified’s commitment to provide the safest possible environment in which to learn and work,” the district said.
In response to the vaccine requirement, the majority of Los Angeles Unified employees — nearly 99 percent — chose to be vaccinated to continue their employment, district officials said in a statement.
“We care deeply about all of our employees,” interim Superintendent Megan K. Reilly said. “Parting ways with individuals who choose not to be vaccinated is an extremely difficult, but necessary decision to ensure the safety of all in our school communities. We wish everyone the best in their future endeavors and encourage everyone to get vaccinated.”