MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee teachers are next on the list to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
The school board will decide later this month if students will go back to class for the first time this school year.
Teacher vaccinations could be the deciding factor.
The state’s biggest school district has nearly 5,000 teachers.
They’ve been virtual since the start of the school year.
But just because teachers will soon be able to get the vaccine, doesn’t mean they all will.
“I’m suffering from a little anxiety about taking this vaccine because I don’t even take the flu shot,” Roosevelt Middle School teacher Rochell Wallace-Haley said.
She wants to go back to class but doesn’t want the vaccine.
“I would rather they give us the option to take the vaccine and still give us the option to go back in the building,” Wallace-Haley said. “We need to be back in the buildings ASAP. Parents are struggling, teachers are struggling, it’s hard and being a parent and a teacher, it’s even harder.”
The school board could consider a hybrid learning model.
It’s not about the kids. It never was.