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The Beaufort County School District has developed a set of protocols for addressing when or if a student may have experienced a concussion. Although not usually life-threatening, concussions should be taken seriously. Students exhibiting signs, symptoms or behaviors of a concussion are required to seek immediate help.

The CDC describes a concussion as a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells.

It is important for students and parents to read/download the Beaufort County School District Concussion Protocol \ Beaufort County School District Concussion Protocol in Spanish and the Concussion Management Information

Please visit the CDC's Heads Up website for information on concussions and how to recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury.