The Board of Education shall amend its guidelines for school division policies and procedures on concussions in student-athletes to include a “Return to Learn Protocol” with the following requirements:
1. School personnel shall be alert to cognitive and academic issues that may be experienced by a student who has suffered a concussion or other head injury, including (i) difficulty with concentration, organization, and long-term and short-term memory; (ii) sensitivity to bright lights and sounds; and (iii) short-term problems with speech and language, reasoning, planning, and problem solving; and
2. School personnel shall accommodate the gradual return to full participation in academic activities of a student who has suffered a concussion or other head injury as appropriate, based on the recommendation of the student’s licensed health care provider as to the appropriate amount of time that such student needs to be away from the classroom.
2014, c. 349; 2016, c. 151.