By its nature, participation in interscholastic athletics includes risk of injury. Although serious injuries are not common in supervised school athletic programs, it is impossible to eliminate all risk. Participants have the responsibility to help reduce the chance of injury. Players must obey all safety rules and warnings, report physical problems to their coaches, follow a proper conditioning program, and inspect their own equipment daily.
It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to insure their child. Jackson County Public Schools does provide each athlete with a supplemental insurance policy in addition to the mandatory catastrophic coverage which schools purchase as part of their NCHSAA membership responsibilities. The supplemental insurance is designed to help in case of injury. The supplemental policy is not designed nor will it take the place of your primary insurance policy. Remember, benefits are limited and are not intended to pay 100%. Additional athletic insurance may be purchased through the school.
It is the responsibility of the parent/student to secure the needed forms immediately from their school in the event of an accident.