BEAUX BRIDGE — The St. Martin Parish School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to amend its policies so that they are in compliance with the state’s new student-athlete concussion awareness laws.
Two laws adopted during the state’s 2011 legislative session require that at the beginning of each year, school districts ensure that all coaches and the parents of athletes are made aware of the risks of concussions and head injuries, according to the new policy.
The policy requires that a coach immediately remove from practice or competition any student-athlete who shows signs of a concussion.
The athlete will not be allowed to return to practice or a competition until the student is released in writing by a licensed medical practitioner, the policy says.
In other business:
EXECUTIVE SESSION: The board went into executive session, or met behind closed doors, to discuss personnel issues, including employee conduct and performance, according to the meeting agenda.
When board members came out of the executive session, they did not comment on what was discussed in the closed-door meeting.
A SPECIAL MEETING: On Sept. 21, the board will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. to address redistricting of the School Board.
Board President James Blanchard said redistricting adviser Mike Hefner, of Lafayette, was scheduled to address the board, but the presentation was delayed due to a death in his family.