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.