Parents who pulled children from controversial Centner Academy were asked to sign non-disclosure agreements

There is a new controversy at Miami private school Centner Academy.

MIAMI – There is a new controversy at Centner Academy, a private school in Miami.

First came news of a message warning against getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Now Local 10 News has learned about contracts that parents who left the school were forced to sign.

The school sent staff and faculty a letter, urging them to hold off, for now, on getting vaccinated.

They were also asked to fill out a form, stating, “If you make the decision to take this experimental drug after April 22, you will not be allowed to return to work at Centner Academy.”

Parents have had different reactions to the letter about the policy, which says:

“...It appears that those who have received the injections may be transmitting something from their bodies to those with whom they come in contact…may impact reproductive systems, fertility...and development in women and children.”

Some parents have said they support the approach.

“There have been thousands of reports of adverse reactions of those who have not received the jab…from being around those who have,” said Jennifer, a Centner Academy parent.

But others have told Local 10 News us they’re increasingly alarmed by the school’s handling of the pandemic.

It’s something the school’s co-founder, Laila Centner, believes strongly in.

“There are cases all over the internet,” Centner said. “If you do a search for unvaccinated people being impacted by vaccinated people, there’s thousands of cases all over.”

Some parents who have left the school had to sign non-disclosure agreements, promising not to speak about Centner, Local 10 has learned.

“I would rather lean on the side of caution than make a decision that could hurt our children,” Centner said.

Tuition at Centner Academy can run around $25,000 per year.

In April of last year, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Centner received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan for over $800,000.


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