Educators on leave or fired for not complying with vaccine mandate, regular COVID-19 tests, speak out

Education professionals from across the state are being put on unpaid leave or fired for not complying with Gov. J.B. Pritzker's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. And their unions have been of no help.

It’s not known how many teachers or other education professionals have been put on unpaid leave or fired for not complying with the governor’s mandates.

“Schools are not required to report this information to the State,” a spokesperson for ISBE said in an email.

But they are required to track the information.