Court Rejects Vaccine Mandate In San Diego School District

San Diego Unified says it ‘will consider its next steps’

  • This week, the California 4th District Court of Appeal ruled against the San Diego Unified School District’s mandatory student vaccine requirement.
  • The appellate court said the school district does not have the authority to enact its own mandate.
  • The district claimed the mandate is not actually a mandate because students can do at-home independent study if they choose to not get the vaccine.
  • The court rejected this claim and wrote, “We doubt that students and their parents perceive a real choice. For some, independent study would likely be a step backwards.”