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Tamalpais Union HSD |  BP  5131.63  Students

Anabolic Steroids   

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The Board of Trustees recognizes that the use of anabolic steroids presents a serious health hazard to students.

Students participating in interscholastic athletics are prohibited from using steroids and dietary supplements banned by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency as well as the substance synephrine. (Education Code 49030)

(cf. 5131.61 - Drug Testing)

(cf. 6145.2 - Athletic Competition)

Before participating in interscholastic athletics, a student athlete and his/her parent/guardian shall sign a statement that the student athlete pledges not to use androgenic/anabolic steroids and dietary supplements banned by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and the substance synephrine, unless the student has a written prescription from a licensed health care practitioner to treat a medical condition.

Coaches shall report suspected steroid use to appropriate school authorities.

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.

(cf. 5144 - Discipline)

(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)

(cf. 6145 - Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities)

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

(cf. 4127/4227/4327 - Temporary Athletic Team Coaches)

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.

(cf. 1325 - Advertising and Promotion)

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 TAMALPAIS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: February 9, 1993 Larkspur, California

revised: August 26, 2008