About 100 Clark-Pleasant students have missed class this week because they hadn’t received required vaccinations.
The school district spent the past month trying to remind about 600 students, most of them at the intermediate and middle schools, that they needed two shots: one for tetanus/pertussis and a meningococcal vaccine. Then administrators set a deadline of Oct. 15 for students to have received both shots or provide proof they had made an appointment to get them or filed an exemption.
On Monday, 100 students were sent home after they couldn’t show the school district they’d received or made plans to receive all of their required vaccinations. By Tuesday, about half had complied, and 55 students were sent home. As of Wednesday afternoon, all students had either received their shots or made appointments to get them.
“We have been trying and working with parents to get those shots,” interim Superintendent Becky Courtney-Knight said.