5281 - Concussion Management

 

Adoption Date: 10/11/2012
5000 - Students

5281 Concussion Management

The Board of Education recognizes the seriousness of head trauma of any sort and the potentially progressive nature of an impact to the head. Concussions, also known as mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI), are commonly reported injuries in children and adolescents who participate in sports and recreational activities.

The Board further recognizes that concussions can have serious consequences if not managed carefully. Accordingly, the District will adhere to all state and federal laws governing the rights of students with special medical needs and will take reasonable measures to work with both the health care provider and the family to ensure the health and safety of all students including children with concussions.

The Superintendent (or designee) shall promulgate regulations to support the proper evaluation and management of MTBI in accordance with the requirements of the “Concussion Management and Awareness Act” and New York State Education Department’s “Guidelines for Concussion Management in the School Setting”.

Policy References:
Concussion Management and Awareness Act,
State Education Department, “Guidelines for Concussion Management in the School Setting”