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School board adopts concussion policy
J Reeder wsm
The DeKalb County Board of Education adopted a policy to help reduce concussions on first reading Thursday night.The measure, while recommended by the Tennessee School Boards Association, is also new state law, passed earlier this year. It will take effect on Jan. 1.The new guidelines will require young athletes to learn about the dangers of concussions. It also lays out a plan to help make certain that players who suffer head trauma do not return to competition until they are fully healed.The new protocols demand that not only football, but all youth sports leagues adopt the rules.