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Newton County School Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey has proposed the adoption of policy JGFGB--Concussion Management, per the Georgia School Boards Association policy process. Proposed JGFGB is related to the Return to Play Act of 2013 which requires public and private schools which provide youth athletic activities to provide information to parents on the nature and risk of concussion and head injury and to establish concussion management and return to play policies; to require public recreation facilities to provide information to parents on the nature and risk of concussion and head injury; to provide for definitions, to provide for the endorsement of concussion recognition and education courses; to provide for limited liability; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Proposed Policy JGFGB--Concussion Management will remain under review for one month after which the Board of Education will take action. The school board is scheduled to vote on Policy JGFGB at its December 17 Combined Meeting. Please take a moment to review the proposed policy by clicking on the link below. If you would like to provide input/feedback on this proposed policy, please email Ms. Sherri Davis-Viniard, Director of Public Relations.

Click here to read the proposed policy.