ESEA has demanded to bargain with CCSD over the implementation of any testing and/or mandatory vaccination proposal, which includes demanding that all pay and benefits remain in place as part of any approved testing and/or vaccination policy.
When the COVID-19 pandemic closed our school buildings early last year, education support professionals (ESPs) helped keep the District running. From the start, our students have been the top priority of ESPs.
Entering our second full school year facing the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific evidence shows us that COVID-19 vaccines, combined with other safety measures, such as stringent testing, are the most powerful weapon we have against the pandemic.
Along with vaccinations, such testing accommodations for those who are unable to be vaccinated are appropriate, responsible, and necessary to ensure our schools can remain open and our students remain safe.