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State Board of Education creates protocols

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Stamford, CT | Added on January 14, 2015 At 07:11 PM

A concusssion handbook is now on its way to schools all across Connecticut.

You might remember the state passed a law last year, requiring the State Board of Education to develop concussion prevention standards for student athletes.  The first steps in implementing that law are now in motion: The Board of Education created a 32-page handbook with approved concussion protocols.  Specifically, schools will require parents to be more involved, even requiring parents to sign a consent form to acknowledge their training. 

Under this law, students will not be able to participate in a sport if the parent or guardian does not sign a consent form, something that could be a challenge if parents are not active in student life.

All agree this law will provide better training and management of concussions within high school sports, but some still debate on who will actually enforce these laws.  More guidelines regarding concussions are expected to arise in the coming year.

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