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LEGISLATION HEADED TO THE GOVERNOR’S DESK TACKLES THE PROBLEM OF STUDENT ATHLETE CONCUSSIONS.

THE BILL…SPONSORED BY REPRESENTATIVE CHRISTIAN MITCHELL OF CHICAGO REQUIRES SCHOOLS AT ALL GRADE LEVELS TO SET UP AN ACTION PLAN FOR DEALING WITH KIDS WHO SUFFER A BLOW TO THE HEAD. IT REQUIRES A DOCTOR TO SIGN OFF BEFORE AN INJURED STUDENT CAN RETURN TO SPORTS…AND THE CLASSROOM.

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SCHOOLS WILL HAVE TO MAKE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR RECOVERING STUDENTS, LIKE LESS TIME IN FRONT OF A COMPUTER. IT’S NOW UP TO THE GOVERNOR TO SIGN THIS BILL INTO LAW.

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