BEND, OR -- Forty seven teachers and staff at Summit High are asking the Bend La Pine School board and superintendent to wait to reopen schools until they can be vaccinated. The letter noted rising virus case numbers locally and the new virus strain in England as reasons to delay the February reopening. English teacher James Williams told the Bend Bulletin the unionized staff at other high schools are also sending a letter ahead of tonight’s board meeting. He says if the board chooses not to postpone the reopening the teachers will discuss their next steps. The school board meets today at 530 and the meeting will be streamed on the board’s You Tube channel.