Polio

San Dieguito High School District Board supports removing personal belief exemption for student vaccinations

The San Dieguito Union High School District board approved a resolution in support of Senate Bill 277, repealing the personal belief exemption for vaccinations, on April 2. The board’s discussion and vote on the bill was nearly drowned out by an angry crowd of about 40 parents who opposed the bill, many holding signs and wearing buttons against vaccinations.

After the 4-1 vote with trustee Amy Herman voting against it, there was an immediate outburst: “That’s a big mistake!”

The shouts continued as a disappointed crowd spilled out of the meeting room. “It’s a civil rights issue!” “Here come the lawsuits!” “We’re all leaving the state!” “You can’t say stick our kid or they...

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