In October 2015, the NC State Board of Education approved policy SHLT-001, titled Return-to-Learn After Concussion. This education policy includes guidelines for safe and appropriate return to the educational environment for ALL students post-concussion. Although this policy includes student athletes protected under the Gfellar-Waller Concussion Awareness Act, it is further reaching. Return-to-Learn After Concussion includes requirements for safe return to school for any student in NC public schools who sustains a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), more commonly referred to as a concussion.
This policy is linked to the State Board of Education Strategic Plan under Goal 5 (Every student is healthy, safe, and responsible), Objective 2 (Promote healthy and active lifestyles for students).
The requirements of Return-to-Learn After Concussion became effective at the onset of the 2016-2017 academic year. At this time, all NC public schools are to implement these requirements.

Returning to School After Concussion (Parent Information Brochure) 2019

Returning to School After a Concussion: Parent Information Brochure

Additional Concussion Resources