One in four teaching positions in Arizona remain unfilled as a yearslong teacher shortage continues throughout the state.
The Phoenix Union High School District announced the campaign last week in an attempt to get 85% of its school community vaccinated.
State lawmakers suspended the use of standardized tests for the ranking of schools, while still requiring that they be administered to students.
The CDC recently issued new recommendations for all students, staff, and visitors in K-12 schools to wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status.
The move comes as teachers and parents are grappling with how to discuss issues of race, diversity, and equity in school.
Eligible residents can sign up to receive the vaccination at State Farm Stadium, Phoenix Municipal Stadium, or at other sites around the state.
Researchers and social workers say Hispanic children may be especially vulnerable to emotional struggles, and the ramifications could be long-lasting.