I was surprised to read in the Jan. 20 edition of Burbank Leader that employees of the Burbank Unified School District are suing over having been required to become vaccinated for COVID-19.
When my daughter was a public school student from kindergarten through the 12th grade, I always had to provide documented proof of all her required vaccines to get registered, which I saw as a proper policy for protecting both she and her classmates.
Like any caring parent, I would have been strongly opposed to unvaccinated school employees being allowed on my daughter’s school grounds or anywhere near her.
Employees have every right to not be vaccinated if it goes contrary to their religious beliefs; however, they do not have any right to be employed in a Burbank school by, us, taxpayers. There are likely many private religious schools which would likely hire employees without requiring vaccines, if employees choose not to work for BUSD over this policy.
I would have, in fact, gone so far as to file a lawsuit against any school district that allowed a dangerously unvaccinated employee near my daughter.
First published in the January 27 print issue of the Burbank Leader.