Reykdal: Teachers get vaccinated or be fired
State leader says students are at risk
August 19, 2021
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...