|What to Do About Student Head Concussions|
The district in creating a new DRAFT policy on the prevention and management of any sports-related head industry. We ask that all staff become familiar with the policy. See a draft here, and an excerpt below. Preventing injuries is everyone’s concern. Thank you.
“A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can affect brain functioning. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. Even a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.
“Concussions can occur in any sport or recreation activity. Children who return to play while still experiencing symptoms of a concussion are more likely to have another concussion, resulting in permanent neurological deficits…”