Schaumburg, Fremd, Palatine, Hoffman Estates High Schools Look to Hire District 211 Employed Head Athletic Trainers
While summer is quickly approaching, preparations are already in place for next school year. One notable change for the upcoming school year is the addition of full-time District 211 employed head athletic trainers.
The Board of Education approved the employment of four full-time accredited head athletic trainers at Palatine, Fremd, Schaumburg, and Hoffman Estates High Schools, as well as a contract agreement with Athletico Physical Therapy to provide assistant athletic training services.
“We’re excited to continue to provide athletic training services while having the ability to hire our own head trainers,” said Augie Fontanetta, director of Athletics and Activities for District 211. “We’re looking forward to hiring people that we believe will create a long-lasting relationship with our coaches, athletics, and community members.”
Historically, District 211 has contracted its head athletic trainers. Now, the District is seeking to hire head athletic trainers with experience and expertise in managing staff, as well as the ability to communicate with school nurses pertaining to maintaining accurate health records for students. This includes concussion management and testing using Impact software, which is required through the Illinois High School Association and is in compliance with Board Policy IGDBA. Head athletic trainers also provide treatment and rehabilitation to student athletic injuries while meeting legal requirements.
District 211 has a large, comprehensive athletic program and these positions will continue the focus on student safety, injury care, and a commitment to provide comprehensive and well-qualified training services for students. In addition to hiring head athletic trainers, assistant athletic trainers contracted from Athletico will provide support and training services at each school.
“This will provide the stability and expertise that we’re seeking in our head athletic trainers because they are such an integral part of our program,” Fontanetta said. “They work with our students on a daily basis and we’re committed to having our students receive the most beneficial services available to them.”