This Day In History: 1937-01-11
The Board of Education heard a report from Supervising Principal W. G. Hayward concerning mandatory small-pox vaccination in Bergen County Schools. He had received letters from the Superintendents in Fairlawn and Teaneck that they required every pupil to be vaccinated before attending school unless exempted by the school physician. They had not court cases resulting from this policy, they reported. The Board announced that they would study the situation and make a policy in the near future. Meanwhile the Board authorized Dr. Liddy to acquire toxin-antitoxins for immunizing the pupils against diphtheria.