Resolution: Priortizing Employees for Vaccines

Resolution 21-001 Prioritizing Employees for Vaccines
Posted on 03/08/2021
LOS LUNAS SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION
RESOLUTION 21-001


RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF PRIORITIZING PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES
FOR RECEIPT OF VACCINES FOR COVID-19
IN PREPARATION FOR EXPANDED IN-PERSON LEARNING



WHEREAS, schools across the state of New Mexico are responsible for both providing the best education for students and for responding to the COVID-19 health crisis; and

WHEREAS, school districts across New Mexico, including the Los Lunas Schools, have been conducting instruction in a fully remote model due to the State’s red-to-green county-level restrictions on in-person learning; and

WHEREAS, our school district employs and serves a large percentage of the demographics identified as the most susceptible to COVID-19 illness and severity; and

WHEREAS, effective vaccines for COVID-19 are available for adults and are currently distributed in New Mexico; and

WHEREAS, public school employees are in Phase 1B of the vaccine distribution plan, but have been relegated to a subset of Phase 1B, and are not currently eligible to receive the vaccine without having underlying medical conditions; and

WHEREAS, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced the end of the red-to-green county restrictions for public schools and announced the date of February 8th as being the date in which all New Mexico schools may reopen for in-person learning in the Hybrid Model, noting that Valencia County was now designated as yellow according to the State’s gating criteria at this time.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Los Lunas Schools Board of Education is requesting Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Health to show clear support for the health and safety of our communities by immediately prioritizing the vaccination of public school employees as we prepare to return to in-person learning.

Passed by the Los Lunas Schools Board of Education this 16th day of February, 2021.

Bryan C. Smith, President
Frank A. Otero, Member
Eloy G. Giron, Vice President
P. David Vickers, Member
Steven R. Otero, Secretary
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