West Clermont Local School District
Bylaws & Policies
 

5340 - STUDENT ACCIDENTS

The Board of Education believes that school personnel have certain responsibilities in case of accidents which occur in school. Said responsibilities extend to the administration of first aid by persons trained to do so, summoning of medical assistance, notification of administrative personnel, notification of parents, and the filing of accident reports.

Employees should administer first aid within the limits of their knowledge of recommended practices. All employees should make an effort to increase their understanding of the proper steps to be taken in the event of an accident.

The Superintendent shall develop administrative guidelines to include the reporting of accidents, when appropriate.

On an annual basis, physical education teachers and coaches of intramural athletics shall review the Ohio Department of Health's concussion information sheet.

Physical education teachers and coaches of intramural athletics shall remove from P.E. class participation or the intramural athletic activity any student who exhibits signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with having sustained a concussion or head injury. The Principal shall notify parents or guardians about the possible concussion or head injury. See also Policy 2431 Interscholastic Athletics.

Any student who has been removed from a P.E. class, or intramural athletic practice or competition, by a teacher, coach, or referee because s/he has exhibited signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with having sustained a concussion or head injury shall not be permitted to return to any P.E. class, or intramural athletic practice or competition, for which the teacher, coach, or referee is responsible on the same day as the removal and not until both of the following occur:

 

A.

The studentís condition is assessed by a physician in accordance with requirements set forth in R.C. 3313.539(E)(2), to assess such a student.

   
 

B.

The student receives written clearance that it is safe to return to the P.E. class, or intramural athletic practice or competition, from a physician in accordance with requirements set forth in R.C. 3313.539(E)(2), to grant a such a clearance.

R.C. 2305.23 (Good Samaritan), 3313.20, 3313.539

Revised 4/13/15

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