Unionville-Chadds Ford Immunization Issue Explained On Dom — Kudos to Kathleen Carmody who just ended an excellent segment of the legendary Dom Giordano Show regarding the goings on with the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board.
The district, which includes municipalities from Chester and Delaware counties, Pennsylvania, is pondering whether they should take out the moral-philosophical clause in the immunization exemption policy.
Religious and medical exemptions would remain.
One board member described the change as mere semantics. This, of course, raises the question as to why bother then.
Further, the change appears to contradict Pennsylvania law (23.84) which cites morals and ethics as grounds for an exemption.
Parents are rightfully concerned it is an attempt to usurp their authority.
A vote scheduled for yesterday, Aug. 15, was tabled. The issue is expected to come up at the work session, 7 p.m. Sept. 13 and at the regular meeting 7:30 p.m., Sept. 20, when a vote might be taken.
The meetings are held at 740 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, Pa. 19348.
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