Dangers of Concussions and Head Injuries While Involved in Athletic Activity
The health and safety of students participating in athletic activities while utilizing Chandler Unified School District facilities is very important to us. There is a growing concern regarding the prevention and treatment of concussions and head injuries.
Senate Bill 1521 requires school districts to make individual groups and organizations aware of their responsibilities to educate and inform participants, parents, and coaches within their organization. Click below for the free online course:
This link is provided to assist your organization meet the requirements provided under SB 1521 and serve to further education individuals within your organization as to the importance of proper prevention techniques and treatment of concussions and head injuries. Please review the information provided in this link with all individuals who are charged with supervising students in your programs. It is the responsibility of each organization, who utilize district provided facilities, and engage students in athletic activity, to communicate and maintain records which serve to educate coaches, students, and parents about the dangers of concussions and head injuries and the risks associated with continued sports play after a concussion.
*Under SB 1521, "Athletic Activity" does not include dance, rhythmic gymnastics, competitions or exhibitions of academic skills or knowledge of other similar forms of physical non-contact activities, civic activities or academic activities, whether engaged in for the purposes of competition or recreation.