“ISTA has long advocated that our public schools are an essential service to the state of Indiana and that educators should be prioritized in the state’s vaccine plan. Our national affiliate, the National Education Association (NEA), has also been a strong voice on this issue with the Biden administration. This directive from President Biden is a result of our members’ tireless advocacy for their profession and for their students.
For months, teachers have put their lives at risk to ensure Hoosier children receive a quality education during the pandemic. We are relieved that with the president’s leadership, our members can see a light at the end of the tunnel. We look forward to working with state officials to efficiently vaccinate educators across Indiana this month.”