The Board of Education of the Gouverneur Central School District recognizes that concussions
and head injuries are commonly reported injuries in children and adolescents who participate in sports
and recreational activity and can have serious consequences if not managed carefully. Therefore, the
District adopts the above policy to support the proper evaluation and management of head injuries.
What is a Concussion?
Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury. Concussion occurs when normal brain function is
disrupted by a blow or jolt to the head. Recovery from concussion will vary. Avoiding re-injury and
over exertion until fully recovered are the cornerstones of proper concussion management.