School District Getting Pushback For Post About Immunization Requirements

Fostoria City Schools has sent out a notice that students who are not immunized will be excluded from school beginning next week.

The post on the school district’s Facebook page was getting pushback from some people saying the district isn’t citing both sides of the law.

Ohio law currently requires students to be immunized, but parents can opt-out of having their child vaccinated for medical or religious reasons or some other “good cause” reason.

Students with an exemption form on file will not be excluded from school come September 19th.

The notice sent out by Fostoria City Schools is below, and can also be viewed on the district’s Facebook page.

FCS parents/guardians,
As of Wednesday, September 11th, our records show that many kindergarten, 7th, and 12th grade students do not have the required immunizations. By the end of the school day September 18, 2019, if these documents are not turned in OR if we do not have a record that an appointment has been scheduled, your child will be excluded from school beginning September 19, 2019. Upon completion of the immunizations, please send them to school with your child or bring them directly to the school office. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

On the thread on the Facebook post the district has since posted a letter that was sent to all parents that does include information about the exceptions to the immunization requirement.

The district says the recent Facebook post was meant to be general reminder only.