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FHSAA will vote on new policies

Posted at 8:03 AM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 08:03:01-04

GAINESVILLE, Fla.-- The Florida High School Athletic Association will vote on new policies today, April 30th, 2018.

Almost a year ago, Zach Polsenberg had a heat stroke on the Riverdale High School football field in Fort Myers and died a few days later. Since his death, Zach's mom has worked to draft a series of policy changes to be presented to the FHSAA. 

The policies would help stop heat related deaths and illnesses on school practice fields. She wants schools to be mandated to have wetbulb globe thermometers, to measure humidity at practice and cold water immersion tubs.

However, recently language of the policy drafts was changed, so schools would be recommended to have heat guidelines and equipment, but it would not be mandated.

Check back on this story for an update after the FHSAA meeting, which starts at 9 A.M.