Los Angeles: 34,000 students may be barred from schools over vaccine mandate

The Los Angeles Times, which first reported on the number, said the Los Angeles Unified School District has shown no signs that it intends to loosen the rule. The district did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News.

Megan Reilly, the interim superintendent, joined a virtual board meeting on Tuesday and praised the district’s efforts, the paper reported. She said the schools have “some of the strongest safety standards in the nation” and she plans to “keep it that way.” 

The report said about 85% of the students have complied with the orders. There are 630,000 students In the school system.

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A nurse administers a dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to high school student during a City of Long Beach Public Health Covid-19 mobile vaccination clinic at the California State University Long Beach. (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

A nurse administers a dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to high school student during a City of Long Beach Public Health Covid-19 mobile vaccination clinic at the California State University Long Beach. (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

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