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Atascadero USD |  AR  5131.63  Students

Anabolic Steroids   

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Atascadero Unified School District personnel, including coaches shall not sell, distribute or promote to students performance enhancing dietary supplements that promote muscle building. School personnel and coaches may provide only non-muscle building nutritional supplements to student athletes for the purposes of providing additional calories and electrolytes. Permissible non-muscle building nutritional supplements are identified according to the following classes: carbohydrate/electrolyte drinks, energy bars, and vitamins and minerals.

Atascadero Unified School District school personnel, including coaches shall follow the manufacturers recommendations when discussing the use of any drug or food supplement with a student athlete. In order to minimize the health and safety risks to student athletes, school personnel shall not supply or recommend any drug, medication, or food supplement solely to enhance an athlete's performance.


The principal or designee shall ensure that the following warning reproduced in a 10 point bold type is posted in every locker room of schools with classes in grades 7-12 and contained in contracts for the lease or rental of the schools athletic facilities (Civil Code 1812.97)

Warning: Use of steroids to increase strength or growth can cause serious health problems. Steroids can keep teenagers from growing to their full height; they can also cause heart disease, stroke, and damaged liver function. Men and women using steroids may develop fertility problems, personality changes, and acne. Men can also experience premature balding and development of breast tissue. These health hazards are in addition to the civil and criminal penalties for unauthorized sale, use, or exchange of anabolic steroids.


Approved: November 1, 2005 Atascadero, California