Los Angeles School Board Fires 496 Unvaccinated Employees

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the nation’s second-largest school district, fired 496 employees on Tuesday for not complying with the district’s coronavirus vaccine mandate.

“Parting ways with individuals who choose not to be vaccinated is an extremely difficult, but necessary decision to ensure the safety of all in our school communities,” said interim Superintendent Megan Reilly. “We wish everyone the best in their future endeavors and encourage everyone to get vaccinated.”

In a unanimous 7-0 decision, the school board voted to terminate 496 employees who did not get vaccinated by the district’s November 15 deadline. These employees likely were on leave since October, when LAUSD employees were required to get their first dose of the vaccine.

Terminated employees may be eligible for reemployment once they become vaccinated, according to the school district. – READ MORE