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New concussion protocol for West Baton Rouge athletes being discussed

8 months 6 days 1 hour ago February 16, 2016 Feb 16, 2016 Tuesday, February 16 2016 February 16, 2016 6:44 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Michael Vinsanau

BATON ROUGE - Questions about playing the rest of the game after a concussion could be a thing of the past for West Baton Rouge student-athletes.

The school board and administrators from Port Allen and Brusly High have been discussing a new, baseline testing system for the students.

Much like what is used at St. Amant High, the students will be tested once the system is adopted, and again after major hits to test for concussions.

"We want to be on the cutting edge with safety for our students," Port Allen Principal James Jackson said.

Right now, the system would cost $30 per student, and would have to be redone every two years. Who would have to pay for that has not been decided yet.

The plan itself hasn't been opened for comment from parents, but Brusly Athletic Director Tait Dupont thinks that won't be a problem.

"I'm a parent myself. I actually have a senior and a sophomore that play sports over here at Brusly. That's something I'd want for my child."

The school board will meet again Wednesday night, and the baseline testing system is on the agenda.

Stay tuned to News 2, and WBRZ.com for the details from the meeting.


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