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Columbia County School Board tentatively approves budget, addresses building updates and policies

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The Columbia County Board of Education gave tentative approval to the district’s proposed budget for 2022-2023 during its meeting on Tuesday, in the second public presentation of the budget.

The total estimated revenue for the school district’s general fund in the coming school year is more than...

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  1. The renovations of the football fields look great but is the district aware synthetic turf results in a 27% increase in non-contact lower body injuries. Athletes have a 56% higher rate (knee/ankle/foot) of sustaining an injury on synthetic turf that resulted in time lost, and a 67% higher injury rate resulting in more than 8 days time lost from injury? Artificial turf is often treated with biocides; it has been associated with increased risk of infections from Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. MRSA is a dangerous infection because it is resistant to many antibiotics. It can lead to pneumonia, sepsis and bloodstream infections that can prove fatal. A MRSA infection can happen after skin is scraped or cut, which can occur from sliding on artificial turf. https://globalsportmatters.com/health/2019/06/14/for-better-health-safety-of-athletes-which-playing-surface-is-best/

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