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Concussion management policy approved by CLCS

August 8, 2012
By DAVE O’CONNOR - CORRESPONDENT ( , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

MAYVILLE - Dan Greco will coach varsity football at Chautauqua Lake Central School, which like other programs will operate with a newly adopted concussion management policy in place.

Greco, coming off a perfect season which saw the Thunderbirds win the Section 6 DD championship, was approved as coach at the same school board meeting held Wednesday, July 25, which also saw approval of the three-page concussion management policy.

While mild traumatic brain injuries, commonly termed concussions, are generally a problem associated with sports and recreational activities, the new policy applies to such injuries in school however and wherever received.

Starting with the new school year, any student exhibiting any sign or behavior associated with MBTI will be taken out of a game, class or extra-curricular activity for proper medical evaluation.

Students shown to have sustained MBTI will not be allowed to participate in certain activities until "written authorization by a licensed physician."

In other business, the board approved Emily O'Leary as a special education teacher and Lori Svenson as long-term substitute for the secondary guidance department.

The board learned Chautauqua Lake's baseball team earned the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association's Sportsmanship Award and board members received a report of state legislative efforts to curtail so-called cyberbullying - the employment of computers, tablet and phone devices to harass and threaten a young person.



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