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Atascadero USD |  BP  5131.63  Students

Anabolic Steroids   

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The Atascadero Unified School District's Board of Trustees recognizes that the use of anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing supplements presents a serious health and safety hazard. As part of the Atascadero Unified School District's prevention and intervention efforts, the Superintendent or designee and staff shall make every effort to ensure that students do not begin or continue to use steroids or other performance enhancing supplements.

(cf. 5131.6 - Alcohol and Other Drugs)

(cf. 5131.61 - Drug Testing)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that students in grades 7-12 shall receive a lesson on the effects of anabolic steroids as part of their science, health, physical education, or drug education program.

The Superintendent or designee shall provide teachers and coaching staff with training in the symptoms and dangers of the use of using steroids and other performance enhancing supplements, and strategies for helping students terminate the use of such substances.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)

Students participating in interscholastic athletics are prohibited from using anabolic steroids or any other performance-enhancing supplement. Coaches and teachers shall inform students about this prohibition and the dangers of using such drugs.

(cf. 6145.2 - Athletic Competition)

Before participating in interscholastic athletics, a student-athlete, and his/her parent/guardian shall sign an agreement that the student athlete shall not use steroids, unless the student has a written prescription from a fully licensed physician, as recognized by the American Medical Association.

The consequences for a student who is found to have violated the agreement or this policy will be an immediate nine week suspension from participation in all activities occurring during the nine weeks including: athletic contests, fine art performances, Mock Rock, winter formal, prom, and shall be subject to disciplinary procedures including but not limited to suspension or expulsion in accordance with law, board policy and administrative regulation.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the district schools do not accept sponsorships or donations from supplement manufacturers that offer muscle-building supplements to students.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

49030-49034 Performance-enhancing supplements

51260-51269 Drug education, especially:

51262 Use of anabolic steroids; legislative finding and declaration

CIVIL CODE

1812.97 Warning statement; posting in athletic facilities

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

110423.2 Dietary supplements

Management Resources:

U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY PUBLICATIONS

Guide to Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods of Doping

CALIFORNIA INTERSCHOLASTIC FEDERATION BYLAWS

California Interscholastic Federation Constitution and Bylaws 2005-06

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education: http:://www.cde.ca.gov

California Interscholastic Federation: http://www.cifstate.org

National Center for Drug Free Sport: http://www.drugfreesport.com

National Institute on Drug Abuse: http://www.nida.nih.gov

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency: http://www.usantidoping.org

Policy ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: November 1, 2005 Atascadero, California