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Escondido Union HSD  |  BP  5131.63  Students

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

Teachers of science, health, physical education and drug education shall include a lesson on this hazard in instruction programs for grades 9-12. (Education Code 51262)

Students who participate in athletics shall receive information about the hazards of anabolic steroids from their coaches.

Students participating in interscholastic athletics are prohibited from using steroids or any other performance-enhancing supplement.

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, to treat a medical condition.

A student who is found to have violated the agreement or this policy shall be restricted from participating in athletics and shall be subject to disciplinary procedures including, but not limited to, suspension or expulsion in accordance with law, board policy, and administrative regulation.

By December 31, 2008 all coaches, paid and unpaid must have completed a coaching education program, including the harmful effects of steroids. Coaches shall educate students about the district's prohibition and the dangers of using steroids and other performance-enhancing supplements.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that 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:

CALIFORNIA INTERSCHOLASTIC FEDERATION BYLAWS

California Interscholastic Federation Constitution and Bylaws 2005-06

U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY PUBLICATIONS

Guide to Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods of Doping

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 ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: September 20, 2005 Escondido, California