BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – East Baton Rouge Schools may require staff to show proof of vaccination.
A request was made for East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members to consider authorizing the superintendent to implement a system to collect proof of vaccination status or COVID-19 test results, according to a statement from Superintendent Sito Narcisse.
“Our primary goal is to protect our children and families. The request in front of the board for consideration at the full August Board Meeting will be to allow the district to collect the vaccination status of our employees or require weekly testing of those who choose not to take the vaccine or share their vaccination status,” stated Narcisse. “This is just another effort to mitigate the spread of Covid 19 in our communities and schools. We must do everything in our power, as adults, to protect our children and limit their exposure to the Covid 19 virus.”
The request will be discussed by the Board at a meeting on Aug. 19.
The first day of school is Aug. 11.