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Parent raises concerns over concussion policy

Oct 25, 2013 7:59 am
Katie Kocijanski writes in the Chatham Courier the mother of a 10-year-old New Lebanon Central School District student recently came forward with a complaint about the district's concussion policy. Terri Weaver told the Board of Education, Oct. 16, her son suffered an injury at the after-school program back in mid-September. The school nurse examined the child, but saw no obvious signs of concussion. The district agreed to have the child taken to Albany Medical Center for further examination, but he was sent off on the 30-minute ambulance drive unattended. The boy was subsequently diagnosed with a concussion. Weaver alleged the district's policy does not meet with the state standards. Superintendent Karen McGraw later told the Courier the school board’s policy review committee took another look at the concussion policy and will not be making any change recommendations. She added the district’s nursing staff uses a more comprehensive checklist when examining concussions, which are not listed in the policy. Read the full story in the Chatham Courier.
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