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FRAMINGHAM – With Middlesex County at a high risk for COVID-19 again, SOURCE requested the vaccine rates for Framingham Public School district employees.

The last time the data was made available was in December 2021.

At that time, 94.4% of the Framingham teachers in Unit A contract were vaccinated, but only 67.5% of the food service works in Unit N were vaccinates.

Since then the Unit A, vaccination rate has decreased to 91.6%, but the food service rate has increased to 69.2 percent or about 7 out of every 10 workers.

Principals who were vaccinated went from 100% to 84.6%.

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As of January 2023 the rates are:

Unit A: 91.6% (teachers)
Unit B: 93.6% (administrators)
Unit C: 81.5% (custodians)
Unit N: 69.2% (Food service workers)
Unit P: 84.6% (principals)
Unit S: 90.4% (secretaries)
Unit T: 84.3% (paraprofessionals)
Unit V: 62.9% (non bargaining FPS staff)

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In December 16, 2021 report, the vaccination rates per unit were:

  • Unit A: 94.9% (teachers)
  • Unit B: 93.4% (administrators)
  • Unit C: 74% (custodians)
  • Unit N: 67.5% (food service workers)
  • Unit P: 100% (principals)
  • Unit S: 88.8% (secretaries)
  • Unit T: 93.5% (paraprofessionals) –
  • Unit V: 71% (non bargaining FPS staff)

The Massachusetts Teachers Association’s Board of Directors voted 46-4 to require vaccinations. The state’s teachers union said local unions should negotiate this with their school district.

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.