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AASA, The School Superintendents Association, in partnership with the Merck (MSD Inventing for Life) Foundation has developed a comprehensive toolkit for educational leaders to address the decline of vaccination rates of students resulting from the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Data suggest that the percentage of children receiving required vaccinations (i.e., the seven-vaccine regimen required for entrance to public education) has decreased by 14% during the pandemic and related school closures. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “During the COVID-19 pandemic, children have missed routine well-child care and related vaccinations. Learn more.
On behalf of the children that attend our nation’s public schools, AASA developed this website to highlight why public schools are essential to developing the future generations that will maintain our country’s status as a world leader.
As the superintendent, you are the champion for the children in your community and recognized as a thought leader influencing your school board and the community at large. We encourage you to use the platform as a school system leader to share your experiences with the national education community when it comes to issues that matter most in our profession, particularly advancing student success.
The scrutiny placed on superintendents has never been higher. The challenges of the job are at its peak. That’s why a unified voice as advocates and a connected vision for programs and support is critically important. AASA is recognized as the voice of superintendents in America. That voice begins with you.
Let us know how we can help you. Let us know how we can work together to be champions for public education. AASA is the gathering place to meet colleagues, build networks and engage in the conversations that are critical as we work to raise the level of the value of our schools. We owe it to our children to stand together.