Selinsgrove works to combat concussions

SELINSGROVE – Selinsgrove is taking steps to save brains.  The school district is developing a concussion management team to combat the common head injury.

Superintendent Chad Cohrs explained the process during the school board meeting Tuesday.  He said, “The Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit has what is called a “brain steps” program. It’s really a scripted process for districts to follow to help students that have suffered a concussion, so that we can closely monitor both their academic and physical process.”

Cohrs said a school nurse and psychologist are being trained to monitor concussions within Selinsgrove School District.  “We’re hoping to actually be able to implement it later this spring,” he said.  “We have the basis down, we just need to finalize a few details in the process, which we hope to do in the next week or two.”

Also during that meeting, school board member Dr. Larry Augustine received the “Master School Board Member Award” from the Pennsylvania School Board Association.  PSBA President Marcela Myers presented Augustine with the honor.  She said it is the highest honor that any school board member across the state could receive.

Augustine has been a member of the Selinsgrove school board since 1979.  Selinsgrove School Board President Paul Spiegel said, “We are very proud he is a member of our school board.”  (Codi Jade)

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