A jury Thursday afternoon ordered the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District to pay its former IT director Elaine Allyn over $1 million for retaliating against her for objecting to the deletion of district emails.
Fifteen years apart, Vu Dang and Scott Eveland were both 17-year-old football players when a moment on the field changed everything. After Eveland was hurt, Dang, a stranger, made his way to the teen’s bedside.
If football is to survive, it will need to change. How the game will evolve was the subject of a VOSD event on the future of football.
The head of the California Interscholastic Federation says low-income schools have less access to safety resources like athletic trainers. There are, though, low-cost options to keep kids safe that San Diego isn’t utilizing.
Former trustee Scott Barnett wants to clear up the impression that he is at war with San Diego Unified. To do that, he is demanding an apology from the district and threatening to sue if he doesn’t get one.
As Escondido High’s football coach, Bruce Ward played an already injured athlete who suffered a second, catastrophic injury. Now, he oversees San Diego Unified’s sports safety protocols, including those for concussions.
Video of the game in which a student was seriously injured, and emails exchanged afterward, show a coach knew more about what happened than he first let on, and school officials discussed the incident internally while declining to acknowledge it publicly.
What is surprising: Barnett, a vocal critic of the district’s policy of selling off land, tried to get in on a sale.
San Diego Unified has pledged changes to how suspected concussions are handled, dismissed an assistant coach and says an investigation is ongoing. Despite all those changes, the district still says La Jolla High coaches and trainers handled the situation appropriately the night a player suffered a life-altering brain injury.
Charlie Wund joins us on the show this week to talk about cloud-based InjureFree, which sets out to address the dearth of data on head injuries in youth sports.