Dangers of Concussion and Head Injuries
The health and safety of students participating in athletic activities, while utilizing Gilbert Public School District facilities, is very important to us. Senate Bill 1521 ( Senate Bill 1521 - PDF ) requires school district's to make individual groups and organizations aware of their responsibilities to educate and inform participants, parents, and coaches within their organization. The links provided below will assist your organization in meeting the requirements provided under SB -1521 and will serve to further educate individuals within your organization as to the importance of proper prevention techniques and treatment of concussions and head injuries. Please review the information provided in this link with all individuals who are charged with supervising students in your programs. It is the responsibility of each organization who utilize district provided facilities, and who engage students in athletic activities, to communicate and maintain records which serve to educate coaches, students, and parents about the dangers of concussions and head injuries and the risks associated with continued sports play after a concussion.
*Under SB - 1521 Athletic Activity does not include dance, rhythmic gymnastics, competitions or exhibitions of academic skills or knowledge of other similar forms of physical noncontact activities, civic activities or academic activities, whether engaged in for the purposes of competition or recreation.