I want to thank CSM President Dr. Murphy for her kind and timely reply last Thursday to my letter requesting that CSM change its mandated vaccine policy for student enrollment.
Yesterday, I sent a reply letter back to CSM and their Board of Trustees, reiterating the position of many constituents who have contacted me regarding this issue.
As students graduate high school next week, college plans are a top priority for many parents. The mandated vaccine requirement at CSM is a big issue for many in our area, especially with much of our citizens' tax dollars going to fund the institution of CSM. The children of those same taxpayers should not be forced to decide between their personal and private health choices and pursuing their educational and career goals. I am hopeful that CSM will lead by example and reverse its student admission policy as soon as possible.