Unit 2 Concussion Team

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An Illinois law requires that school districts issue directives regarding procedures to follow when an athlete suffers a concussion.

At its recent meeting, the Unit 2 school board appointed a concussion oversight team to oversee the Impact Concussion Program.

Members of the team are Sports Medicine Physician Dr. David Neighbors, certified athletic trainers Brandon Kircher and Stacy Turner, Unit 2 registered nurse Carisa Bohannon, Greenville High School Athletic Director Joe Alstat and Greenville Jr. High Principal Gary Brauns.

High school students are already being tested under the program. Unit 2 Superintendent Wes Olson said the district already had a plan in place at the high school level, which made meeting the requirements easier.

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Olson said the concussion team members will discuss whether or not testing will be extended to the junior high level.

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High school and junior high coaches and band leaders must complete training to recognize concussions and know the proper legal procedures to follow.

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