The Wyoming County Board of Education approved the second and final reading of Medical Time Out at last Thursday’s board meeting.
MTO, a program aimed at improving response time and preparedness at high school football game, will go into effect this season.
The program was developed by Dr. Jim Kyle, Region I Emergency Medical Services director.
Assistant Superintendent of Schools Frank Mann said the program has administrative support.
“The high school principals are ready to go with it,” he commented.
Training would be conducted in-county, Mann indicated.
Under MTO, EMTs, athletic trainers and assistant coaches meet 30 minutes before game time to review a check list of preparedness items. The program also calls up for ambulance back up.
Alicia Besenyei of The Kyle Group said it would also be a good idea to get law enforcement involved.
She said Kyle wants to expand the program to eventually include girls soccer and middle school football.
Kyle reported at an earlier meeting that girls suffer more concussions in soccer than basketball.
Later, Superintendent of Schools Frank “Bucky” Blackwell said he expects the new Huff Consolidated School to open on time.
Aug. 21 is the first day for students.
Blackwell said items are being delivered to classrooms.
“Everything is moving extremely well,” he remarked.