says teachers should resign now rather than disrupt kids further
A prominent Northland principal is calling for teachers who don't want the jab to quit now, instead of forcing schools to scramble to fill their positions at the last minute and causing more disruption for the kids in their care.
November 15 is the last day for the education and health workforces to have their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and they must be double-dosed by January 1.
From Tuesday that means unvaccinated staff will be barred from school grounds.
Hora Hora School principal Pat Newman said some schools in Northland were expecting major staffing shortages next week when the vaccine mandate kicks in.