Jessamine County

Jessamine school district considers new coach restrictions after abuse scandals

Ongoing national scandals of sex abuse at public institutions have caused the Jessamine County school district to revisit its policy and suggest strong, clear language about boundaries in coach-athlete relationships.

The proposed new policy restricts coaches from transporting student-athletes in their personal vehicles for any reason — a practice superintendent Lu Young said was already in violation of a policy requiring transportation only in board-insured vehicles. It also prohibits a coach from being alone in a vehicle with a single student.

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