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Chief Communications Officer
Pennsylvania School Boards Association
Mechanicsburg, PA (March 3, 2021) – After advocating for Pennsylvania’s teachers and school personnel to receive priority in receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) is pleased with Gov. Wolf’s announcement today to elevate this group to Phase 1a.
“We appreciate that the governor and task force have prioritized these essential roles in receiving the vaccine and see this as a step in the right direction toward getting students back into their classrooms safely,” stated Nathan Mains, PSBA chief executive officer. “We thank all who were involved in working towards this outcome, recognizing the critical role that education and the school system serves in our state. Thank you also to the National Guard for their assistance with effective distribution,” Mains acknowledged.
PSBA would like students to be able to safely return in-person to their physical schools. We recognize that this pandemic has impacted every aspect of education as we knew it, prior to 2020. Students are the top priority, and this updated vaccine plan will be a significant advancement toward protecting our communities and upholding the education of our students.