While kids learned virtually on Friday, teachers were at the Dekalb County Schools Colosseum and over at Slyvania High School getting their first coronavirus shot.
Hundreds of dekalb county schools teachers got their first coronavirus shot today!
This comes after district leaders worked for weeks to make vaccines available to thier staff.
Waay31s sierra phillips joins us live.
She learned why educators say they want to get the shot, sierra?
While kids learned virtually today teachers were right here at the dekalb county schools colosseum and over at slyvania high school getting thier first coronavirus shot!
I spoke with educators who say they hope this is a step towards normalcy.
Ivey- "i'm excited for the opportunity to get the shot to hopefully protect myself and protect others."
April ivey is one of 500 dekalb county schools employees to get their first coronavirus shot friday.
Superintendent jason barnett told me every teacher or staff member who wanted one was able to get their shot.
Barnett- "to give them to opportunity to protect themselves and their families was so important for me."
That's exactly why assistant superintendent jennifer williams told me she got her shot.
Her dad passed away from coronavirus back in december.
Williams- "i choose to get the vaccine for my family."
Earlier this month a survey conducted by the district found that about 60 percent of their employees wanted the shot.
Barnett- "i am just grateful to have this opportunity to support our employees and maintain their health."
School nurses administered the shots.
The plan right now is to have teachers back here in 4 weeks for their second shot.
Reporting live in dekalb county sierra phillips waay31 news.