Dallas ISD is set to offer a $50 incentive to students who are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to a Monday news release on the Dallas ISD website, fully vaccinated students will be eligible to get a $50 incentive. The one-time incentive will be handed to eligible students in the form of gift cards that can also be used as cash.
The district said it was providing the incentive after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Dallas County Health officials raised the COVID-19 threat level to red. The district also cited the fact that COVID-19 hospitalizations among all age groups are on the rise in the state.
Students’ participation in the vaccination is voluntary and will be based on the personal preference of the students and their families, the district said.
Information provided by students who are willing to participate will help the district determine how many students who are eligible have been fully vaccinated and facilitate the contact tracing and quarantine processes.
“Once proof of vaccination is submitted, the forms will be processed, and parents and students will be notified when and where the gift cards will be available to be picked up,” the news release reads.
The district added that an email confirmation will be sent to the emails provided by the students on their application form. Details of their gift cards will be sent to that email.