As you may know, Illinois Governor, J. B. Pritzker held a COVID-19 press conference this week where he issued new rules regarding indoor masking, educational employee vaccination, and testing requirements.
The indoor masking order, statewide, begins Monday, August 30, and the requirement for educational employees to begin their COVID-19 vaccine regimen is September 5. All educational employees must get a COVID-19 vaccination or submit to testing weekly (or more frequently if ordered by the local health department).
As a district, we have already worked to verify the vaccination status of our staff, and next, we will look to coordinate weekly testing as appropriate.
Our consistent and continuous aim is safety, learning, and communication. We’re proud to be open full day, full time, and fully in person. Thank you for your support and thank you for allowing us to lead and serve the educational needs of each child, every day.
Jeff Craig, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
West Aurora School District 129