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Sandy Valley BOE discusses athletic injury policy

By WALTER DOERSCHUK The Press-News Published: August 5, 2016 10:00 AM

MAGNOLIA-- Sandy Valley Board of Education members at their July 18 heard the policy required when a student athlete is injured at practice.

Athletic director Gary Hinton said the head coach will provide immediate care to the injured athlete. One assistant would be responsible to contact 911 and another assistant would be required to contact the athletic director.

Hinton said the policy would be discussed with coaches. The policy would also be distributed to local emergency medical services.

Lunch and breakfast prices were announced for the school year, and district officials reported breakfast will be free for all students. Lunch for preschool and kindergarten through grade five will be $2.60, and the lunch cost for middle and high school students is $3.

District officials also heard a Latchkey program will be opening with the YMCA, and the program will remain open even on calamity days.

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In personnel moves, a one-year contract was issued to high school intervention specialist Andy Rasicci. Hinton said he will also serve as a baseball coach. A one-year contract was also issued to technology specialist Joel Groff. Supplemental contracts were issued to varsity football assistant coaches Michael Seibert and Jon Butchko, middle school football coaches Adam Hurless and Frank Young and volleyball reserve coach Danielle Grooms.

In other business, board members:

/ ACCEPTED the resignation of high school special education teacher David Poteet;

/ APPROVED three fundraisers for the Sandy Valley soccer program.


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