This document has been developed to guide local and regional boards of education in implementing concussion education plans. Local and regional boards of education should develop and incorporate their individual school district policies and procedures to implement concussion education plans. This guidance is organized into the following sections:
- Section 1: Concussion Education and Other Requirements for Students, Parents and Coaches
- Section 2: Concussion Education Plan
- Section 3: Implementation of the Concussion Education Plan
Section 1 identifies the concussion education, training and other requirements for student athletes, their parents and guardians, and coaches for athletic activities.
Section 2 includes scientific, research-based information regarding concussion signs and symptoms, prevention, treatment, management, return to athletic activity procedures and current best practices that are the foundation for implementing concussion education plans.
Section 3 provides action steps essential for the implementation of concussion education plans.
Several resources for educators, student athletes, parents, and other school staff are provided.
The appendixes provide practical guidance for the development of school concussion management teams, their roles and responsibilities, a concussion education plan implementation checklist, as well as school district reporting requirements, and applicable state and federal laws.
The glossary defines commonly used terms.
A list of references used in the development of this guidance is included.