This is one of those times when logic has been tossed so far afield one wonders if we have just read the story wrong. (But we have not.) The Madison School District seems most unsuited to make the weighty decisions for children and parents relating to the COVID pandemic.
Here is why we can make that statement.
Madison Metropolitan School District staff will not be required to roll up their sleeves and get the COVID-19 vaccine before the upcoming school year, district officials confirmed Tuesday.
MMSD spokesperson Tim LeMonds says neither vaccinations, nor regular COVID-19 testing, will be required of staff.
The announcement comes amid Dane County health officials ordering a new mask mandate Tuesday for all people ages 2 and older indoors. That order will go into effect on Thursday.
The first day of school for MMSD students is a little more than two weeks away.
How do I honestly comment and also not undo the family-friendly atmosphere on this blog? Let me give it a try, as this development is simply asinine.
The news from MMSD is breathtakingly stupid.
Last year school was virtual, and teachers, rightfully, balked at in-classroom sessions. BUT with vaccinations PROVEN to be effective….this news is an absurdity and places children who can not have shots in danger. To double down on the severely misguided policy there will not be a requirement for testing of the chuckleheads who fail to get vaccinated.
I have stated, repeatedly, that getting vaccinated should be considered an investment not only in one’s own personal health, but also with society’s health. When one works with a vulnerable population, such as children who can not as of yet have the vaccine, means adults need to ACT LIKE ADULTS.
I am sure there were enough squishy-minded teachers and staff who pressed and demanded of the administration that their anti-vax stance was somehow of such high-mindedness that policy must bend to their unscientific views. That an entire school system would fold to the lowest common denominator alerts this blogger that there are legitimate reasons to fault the administration.
The next step is clear. The Madison School Board needs to step in and correct this health problem.
And so it goes.