75% of Sacramento City Unified’s students miss vaccination deadline
Only a quarter of Sacramento City Unified School District’s middle and high school students have turned in proof they had received at least one Covid-19 vaccine by today — the district’s deadline to meet its vaccine mandate.
The district of nearly 48,000 students joins Culver City Unified, West Contra Costa Unified, Oakland Unified, Piedmont Unified, San Diego Unified and Los Angeles Unified in requiring vaccines for eligible students and staff ahead of the state mandate that begins next summer.
Sacramento City Unified has 19,271 students in the age group covered by the mandate, but only 4,909 have turned in paperwork showing they had been vaccinated, according to the district’s website.
Although the district did not post information about the number of staff who have been vaccinated, representatives from the teachers union told a reporter at KCRA that more than 90% of the district’s teachers had shown proof of vaccination.
Students who are not vaccinated by Feb. 1 — the beginning of the second semester — will be assigned to independent study, according to the district website. In the meantime, students and staff who are not yet vaccinated will be tested regularly.