No mandate firings in six districts
Four teachers dismissed in Shelton School District
October 28, 2021
Despite fears about mass layoffs, six of the seven school districts in Mason County did not fire any employees for not meeting the state mandate to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.
In the Shelton School District, six teachers and 25 classified employees were dismissed effective Oct. 19. The Shelton School Board made that move official with a 3-2 vote at its meeting Tuesday evening following impassioned words from parents, district administrators, and former and current board members.
According to Katie Diamond, the district’s communications specialist, 98.3% of the district’s employees me...