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%.
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)
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.