Awareness work, strict fines, or disciplinary action all chucked aside, Milwaukee Public Schools, yes the entire district, is offering its students $100 upon getting vaccinated. There has been a large amount of anti-vax sentiment throughout different states in the country. Where people have chosen to expose themselves to the dangers of the deadly Coronavirus, instead of getting a vaccine shot.
To combat this situation with their student body head-on, the largest school district of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Public Schools, is offering all students showing their vaccine card a $100. The newly placed policy by the board includes all students above the age of 12. Where previously they were focusing on mandates and stricter policy rules, they came to a united agreement for the remuneration just for getting a simple shot.
The district superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley regarding the policy said, “The COVID-19 vaccine is one of the most effective strategies to mitigate the spread of the virus. We owe it to our students, teachers, staff, and community to take all possible steps to ensure safe schools.” Meanwhile, the staff is still under a strict mandate to get vaccinated as soon as possible and show their vaccine card by November 1st.
Whether or not this appreciative step taken by the Milwaukee Public Schools will prove to be largely successful, and will also be a strong motivator for students to get vaccines done asap. The policy was only announced as of 9th September 2021, as a rise in the cases was reported. The policy also includes students already vaccinated before the announcement.