DC Charter School Alliance Statement on School Vaccine Mandates

Sep 16, 2021

Washington, D.C. –– Today, DC Charter School Alliance Founding Executive Director Shannon Hodge released the following statement on implementing vaccine mandates in schools:

“The vast majority of public charter schools strongly support implementing vaccine mandates for school personnel as a condition of employment, with no alternative testing option. Many charter schools have already imposed these mandates. Others are prepared to do so, but feel strongly that careful coordination with the city is necessary for successful implementation. Charter school leaders and the DC Charter School Alliance are prepared to work together with Mayor Bowser, DC Public Schools, and DC Health to ensure we provide safe spaces to learn and adequately protect students and staff in the fight against COVID-19.”