The Weehawken Board of Education voted to repeal COVID-19 vaccination requirements for school staff at a special meeting on Monday that lasted only about five minutes.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Following a recommendation from Superintendent of Schools Eric Crespo, the governing body voted to repeal the vaccination requirement for school employees, effective immediately.
The measure was approved unanimously (6-0), with Trustees Gio Ahmad, John Cannata (the board president), Meg Carson, Julian Brian Mere, Richard Pinal, and Linda Vivin Cabrera voting yes.
Trustees Ildefonso Acosta, Marissa Dennis, and Jennifer Bolcar were absent.
The measure passed without any public comment or discussion from the board, which is not particularly surprising after Gov. Phil Murphy (D) lifted a coronavirus testing mandate for school and daycare workers who are not vaccinated on August 15th.
At the same meeting, Crespo, first appointed as schools chief in 2019, received a new five-year contract that will run retroactively through July 1st, 2022 through June 30th, 2027.