THE DALLES — On Dec. 16, the North Wasco County School Board voted on the recommended dismissal of a second North Wasco County School District faculty member.

During the virtual board meeting, the school board held a public pre-dismissal hearing in which they heard the Superintendent Carolyn Bernal’s recommendation for the dismissal of The Dalles High School teacher Erich Dorzab for insubordination and neglect of duty for not complying with Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 333-019-1030, which required that all teachers, school staff and volunteers show proof of being fully vaccinated by Oct. 18, 2021, or be approved of a medical or religious exemption. The OAR outlines the requirement for schools who grant exceptions to take “reasonable steps” to protect unvaccinated staff and students from contracting or spreading the virus.