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LCS employees now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Posted at 7:14 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 19:14:16-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — In an emotional plea for help, Superintendent Rocky Hanna was granted his request from local health and city leaders to vaccinate 250 of Leon County Schools' eligible employees, including teachers and bus drivers.

"Our teachers are in these classrooms with a number of children and are exposed to many different germs, many different viruses day in and day out we have to prioritize them," said Hanna.

Now, the administration is pushing to get all of his 4,000 employees the protection they need.

"We need our entire teacher population vaccinated. In fact, all teachers, all staff persons, and our bus drivers," said school board member Darryl Jones.

Jones says teachers should be considered front line workers and is pushing for everyone employed by the school district to get their vaccinations.

The administration asks district employees 65 or older to contact their supervisor to get on the list to receive a vaccine.