• Wed. Oct 20th, 2021

Cincinnati Public Schools first school district in state to successfully implement staff vaccine mandate

87% of CPS staff vaccinated

Frances Russ

Communications Officer,

Cincinnati Public Schools

At the Monday, October 11 Board of Education meeting, Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) Interim Superintendent Tianay Amat announced that the district is successfully implementing the staff vaccine mandate approved by the Board on September 13, 2021. Importantly, 408 employees are newly vaccinated as a result of the policy.

CPS Board Member and Policy Committee Chair Mike Moroski said, “The CPS vaccine requirement policy is working. We can confidently say that our schools are safer than just about any in the region because of this policy. We value our students’ education and this policy helps us to remain open so as to educate them in person. We are doing our part to help keep the community health and we are proud of that.”

Interim Superintendent Amat said, “CPS has proven once again that our district is an innovator and leader within the state of Ohio, demonstrating that it is possible to implement a policy that is fair to staff and in the best interest of out schools and community.” She continued, “Above all, I am incredibly proud of all our employess and grateful that they have prioritized keeping our students in classrooms. This is an important step toward ensuring our students continue to receive the academic and social-emotional supports that are critical to their success.”

Highlights:

  • 87% of CPS staff are fully vaccinated, or partially vaccinated with a commitment to submit proof of the second dose no later than November 8, 2021
  • As of now, 12% of staff will participate in weekly testing. Employees who become vaccinated will no longer need to submit weekly tests.

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