Montgomery ISD trustees urge state to prioritize educators in vaccine distribution

Montgomery ISD trustees adopted a resolution calling for the state to prioritize school district employees in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process, according to a release from the district. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Montgomery ISD trustees adopted a resolution calling for the state to prioritize school district employees in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process, according to a release from the district. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Montgomery ISD trustees adopted a resolution calling for the state to prioritize school district employees in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process, according to a release from the district. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

During a Feb. 23 meeting, which was delayed from the prior week due to winter weather conditions across the state, Montgomery ISD trustees adopted a resolution calling for the state to prioritize school district employees in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process, according to a release from the district.

The resolution asks the state-appointed Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel to include school district workers in the definition of "frontline workers" as vaccines become more widely available, according to the release.

"Since day one of this challenging school year, our teachers and school district staff have been heroes for our students,” Board President Matt Fuller said in the release. “Safely opening schools for traditional in-person learning was a priority for many Montgomery ISD families, and our entire district staff has answered the call-to-action to make this possible. We are asking our state leaders to acknowledge the efforts of school district personnel by providing them the option to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.”

The release states that 95% of MISD students are attending in-person classes.

Although the resolution asks the state to prioritize educators, it also asserts that the district will respect employees' decision as to receiving the vaccine should it become available to them, according to the release.


Montgomery County vaccination hubs and providers were set to receive nearly 12,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses through the week of Feb. 22, as Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.