Life Lesson: Kansas City Public Schools Honcho Hints Vaxx Mandate

The topic of a COVID vaxx for public schools is uncomfortable but something that needs to be addressed.

Credit to KCPS Superintendent Mark Bedell who offers a practical preview for parents that offers a peek at the future of the vaxx for students and their families . . .

"This virus is going to be with us for the foreseeable future, and it very well could be something that is no different than the measles, the mumps, chickenpox, all of those different things where you have to have a shot before you can enroll into school," Bedell said. "We are going to be monitoring what’s now developing."

Of the 6,500-7,000 students who are eligible to be vaccinated in Kansas City Public Schools, Bedell said only about 1,300 have received their shots.

The district may now require vaccinations before any student can participate in extracurricular activities.
Masks will continue to be required in Kansas City Public Schools because Bedell said masks work at preventing the spread of infection.

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