LAUSD board decides unvaccinated students can attend school in fall

Superintendent Carvalho recommended the decision in order to align with the state’s timeline

Students in Los Angeles Unified who aren’t vaccinated against the coronavirus no longer will be barred from attending classes in person this fall, with the Board of Education voting  unanimously Tuesday, May 10, to postpone its COVID-19 student vaccination mandate.

The board, upon the recommendation of Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, agreed to align its mandate with the state’s timeline for implementing its own vaccine requirement.

State officials had intended to require California students in grades 7 through 12 to get their shots by the start of the 2022-23 school year. But they recently announced that the state would push back its mandate until at least July 2023 because none of the COVID-19 vaccines for children have received full approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Click here to read more: