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By Roger Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Reykdal: Teachers get vaccinated or be fired

State leader says students are at risk


August 19, 2021

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OLYMPIA - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal is calling on the governor to require teachers to be vaccinated.

In an Aug. 12 letter, Reykdal says he is "strongly encouraging" the governor to require public school employees to be vaccinated against COVID as a condition of employment.

"I am strongly encouraging you to issue an executive order requiring all employees working in public K–12 schools to get their vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of employment," Reykdal wrote, noting the mandate would be consistent with the governor's Aug. 9 order requiring all ot...

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