Clay Community Schools Will Negotiate for Two Athletic Trainers

Clay Community Schools Will Negotiate for Two Athletic Trainers

Clay Community School Board voted Thursday to allow Superintendent Kim Tucker to negotiate a contract with Regional Hospital for two full time trainers. A luxury that only Northview High School had before Thursday's meeting.
Clay Community School board voted Thursday to allow Superintendent Kim Tucker to negotiate a contract with Regional Hospital for two full-time athletic trainers, a luxury that only Northview High School had before.

Both St. Vincent and Regional applied to get the contract with the schools.

St. Vincent's contract called for two full-time trainers, one for Clay City and one for Northview, for $24,000 for 10 months.

Regional offered the school district one and a half trainers for free. If the school opted for a two trainers they would need to pay about $32,000. Regional also said they are willing to negotiate to hire the district's current trainer who is an employee of St. Vincent.

Parents of Clay City athletes say the safety of their children is compromised without a trainer on the sidelines, "I think it's just that if they get hurt it's just who do we go to," said Jamie Smith. "Hopefully we'll have a nurse or doctor in the stands but if we don't then we are going to have to take them to the nearest hospital to get them checked out."

The trainers from Regional will be ready to begin work by Dec. 1.
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