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03/17/2021

Governor Murphy:
Where is the plan to vaccinate our educators?
I write this on behalf of the thousands of New Jersey educators who are frustrated by the lack of access to
the COVID vaccine.
On March 1, Governor Murphy stated that educators are eligible for the COVID vaccine and a plan is
forthcoming. On March 2, President Biden set the goal of vaccinating all educators by March 31. It is now
March 15, and no plan has been shared and thousands of educators see no pathway to receiving a vaccine.
If the goal is for all educators to receive a vaccine by March 31, why hasn’t a plan been shared so we can
prepare?
As a school superintendent who is responsible for thousands of students and hundreds of staff members, I
can assure you that we have no vested interest in continuing with the status quo. We want to return to
normal and vaccinating our educators is the pathway to a return to normal this school year.
Rather than planning for our students and staff to potentially return to school, in the absence of a vaccination
plan, what is occurring is a veritable “Hunger Games” between school districts as they strive to get staff
vaccinated. School districts are being pitted against one another, spending time trying to form
“partnerships” with local hospitals, pharmacies, or medical professionals to vaccinate their staff. This is
exacerbating equity issues that unfortunately have already tainted this vaccine rollout.
While lack of vaccines is often cited as the cause, it is important to note that vaccines are available for
many educators. Some are being vaccinated through the aforementioned partnerships. In some districts,
parents are assisting staff members to procure appointments, often waking up at 4:00AM to find
appointments for educators. Teachers are traveling hours, sometimes taking personal days, to receive
vaccines that they hopefully expected to receive via some kind or organized state plan.
For those of us who listened to the State, we are standing by helpless, while those around us procure
vaccines from various sources. Please provide us a strategic and systematic plan to vaccinate our educators.
After an entire year of challenge and upheaval, our teachers want nothing more than to be vaccinated. With
Spring Break on the horizon, now is the time to implement an aggressive program to accelerate educator
vaccination so we can plan for the return of our students. They deserve a clear, quick implementation of
what was promised to them.

Respectfully submitted by

Thomas A. Smith, Ed.D.
President of the Mercer County Association of School Administrators
Superintendent of the Hopewell Valley Regional School District

11/30/2020

Concert Series for the Mercer County Park Commission

Department Purchasing, Finance
Category Administrative¸ Financial¸ and Management Services, Miscellaneous Commodities and Services
Bid/RFP # CC2020-06
Start Date 11/30/2020
Close Date 12/22/2020 11:30 AM

RFP Post Status Open

The Mercer County Park Commission request proposals for an Entertainment Agency for the promotion of Live Entertainment Acts. This RFP solicits requests for securing a “Consultant” for securing artist talent and oversight of all band riders, including hospitality, for concerts to be held from February 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022. The term of the agreement shall be for a period of one (1) year commencing February 1, 2021 with four one (1) year options to renew. Please email all questions to [email protected].

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10 Policy Recommendations to Temper the Impact of the Coronavirus on Communities of Color 1. Change the narrative surrounding the crisis, “The virus is the enemy, not the person who is infected.” 2.Adopt policies which increase access to childcare, healthcare and humane, sanitary living conditions to at-risk communities. 3Advocate for the establishment of a paid leave system for all workers. Extend the data collection period for the Census, extend voting hours, and minimize large gatherings. 4.Significantly increase the stringency of the Toxic Substances Control Act 5.Advocate for provision of food assistance to families enrolled in the free meal program via mobile delivery, food vouchers, and by which students can register for housing assistance through Stafford Act provisions. 6.Prioritize vulnerable groups/populations for testing as soon as kits become available. 7.Establish and enforce a Quarantine Bill of Rights 8.Establish sanctuary sites, repeal the travel ban and repeal of the restrictions on the provision of healthcare to immigrants. 9.Advance litigation for the willful misleading of the public for political gain while jeopardizing the wellbeing of the nation. 10. Read the full document, “Ten Equity Implications of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak in the United States.
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