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Anabolic Steroids And Other Performance Enhancing Substances   

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The Board of Education recognizes that the use of anabolic steroids presents a serious health and safety hazard. 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.

Students in grades 7-9 shall receive a lesson on the effects of anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing substances as part of their health, life science, physical education, or drug education program.

Students participating in interscholastic athletics are prohibited from using anabolic steroids or any other performance-enhancing substances harmful to human health unless the student has a written prescription from a licensed medical prescriber as recognized by the American Medical Association to treat a medical condition.

Before participating in interscholastic athletics, a student and his/her parent/guardian shall sign an agreement that the student shall not use steroids, unless the student has a written prescription from a licensed medical prescriber, 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 may be restricted from participation 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.

The Superintendent or designee shall provide teachers, coaching staffs (paid and unpaid), and volunteers with training in the symptoms and dangers of the use of steroids, performance-enhancing substances (see administrative regulation), and strategies for helping students terminate the use of such substances.

Coaches shall educate students about the district's prohibition and the dangers of using steroids and other performance-enhancing substances.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that district schools do not accept sponsorships or donations from substance manufacturers that offer muscle-building substances 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 BURBANK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: February 15, 2007 Burbank, California