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4J School District Aims to Vaccinate All Elementary School Staff Next Week

Eugene 4J School District


The Eugene 4J school district announced they will not resume in-person learning until staff for returning grade levels have the opportunity to be vaccinated.

860 doses were given last week to 4J staff, as well as employees with the Lane Education Service District and the Crow-Applegate School District. This includes kindergarten through first grade educators, custodial, food service and transportation staff and people helping with limited in-person instruction.

4J Director of Human Resources Karen Hardin said it may take over a month until staff are fully immunized.

“It might take five weeks to get through round one of all employees," said Hardin. "And that really is an estimate. I would hate it if anyone holds us to that and we’re able to go faster or it takes us longer. That’s truly an estimate”

4J will continue vaccinations on Tuesday, including people who weren’t able to come during the first round. All 4J elementary and charter school staff will receive a vaccination invitation by next week. The district will continue to provide vaccinations to staff in surrounding districts.

Elizabeth Gabriel is a former KLCC Public Radio Foundation Journalism Fellow. She is an education reporter at WFYI in Indianapolis.
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