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Petition Asks for Certified Athletic Trainers at Mountain Ridge and Allegany

October 13th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

A petition drive has generated hundreds of signatures asking the Allegany County Board of Education to provide certified athletic trainers for Mountain Ridge and Allegany High Schools. The board voted to begin a pilot program with a trainer at Fort Hill High School and that has proven successful, however when this years budget was finalized- trainers for the other two county high schools didn’t make the final cut. Cost for the trainer would be $50,000 for each school.  School Superintendent David Cox said the board understands the importance of  trainers for the athletic programs, and he is sympathetic to the parents,  but there is only so much money available…

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