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Athletic Trainers Stretch Roles to Help Schools
Athletic Trainers Stretch Roles to Help Schools
Posted on 09/03/2020
Partnerships with sports medicine providers have helped Buncombe County Schools stay flexible as we Return to Learn during this unusual year.BCS Communications Department

Partnerships with sports medicine providers have helped Buncombe County Schools stay flexible as we Return to Learn during this unusual year.

Athletic trainers from Pardee Sports Medicine and PT Solutions normally work with high school and middle school student-athletes and coaches to promote safety, prevent injuries, and provide treatment. Since practices and workouts were cancelled during the beginning of school, these trainers helped with student arrivals, checked temperatures, and performed other necessary tasks.

“That was huge,” said BCS Athletic Specialist David Ball. “The service they provide to us is so valuable in terms of athletic training services, and these reassignments helped take pressure off BCS teachers and support staff. We’re very grateful.”

Athletic trainers will switch back to their normal roles once fall workouts restart on Tuesday. Together, PT Solutions and Pardee Sports Medicine manage athletic training and sports medicine programs for all six traditional BCS high schools and all seven middle schools. The two companies supply Certified Athletic Trainers at each of these schools, run student athletic training programs, provide doctors for football games, conduct physicals for all student athletes, provide concussion baseline testing for all student athletes, and sponsor or guide relevant professional development for BCS administrators and coaches.

Buncombe County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Buncombe County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. This requirement extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The Title IX Coordinator's contact information is: Shanon Martin, shanon.martin@bcsemail.org, 828-255-5918, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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