Oct 12, 2021 8:28 PM

USD 313 approves esports program

Posted Oct 12, 2021 8:28 PM

BUHLER, Kan. — The Buhler USD 313 School Board approved a policy to administer Narcan when necessary. The agreement was approved during Monday's regular agenda session.

Under the guidelines, the district will have Narcan (naloxone HCL) nasal spray available for administration to students, employees, or individuals in emergency situations for the treatment of an opioid-related overdose on school property or at a school-sponsored event. The program is similar to the one adopted by Hutchinson USD 308, although it will limit those who can administer the drug to nurses and eventually athletic trainers.

Also Monday, the board approved starting up an esports program. The program will be limited to the high school and offer a fall and spring season for students interested in being a participant.

The startup cost of the program is around $3,100 with a budget of between $4,000 and $6,000, which would include a coach. The district hopes to get a new student population involved in an extracurricular activity. 

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