Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Policy (NDHSAA Rules & Regulations)
Des Lacs-Burlington High School is a member of the North Dakota High School Activities Association; therefore, our activities are governed by the rules of the association. Eligibility requirements include the failing of two classes at the time of the event and the refraining from possessing or consuming alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Any student found in use or possession of alcohol, drugs, or tobacco, or found guilty by a court of law for the use or possession of tobacco, alcohol or other drugs will be suspended from activities or special events sponsored by organizations of this school unless such activity is part of a class requirement for which credit toward graduation is required.
Such suspension shall be as follows:
First offense is six weeks.
Second offense is eighteen weeks.
The starting date for the suspension shall be from the date the administration of the school is made aware of the infraction.
Awards and honors earned prior to violation will be given if the sport or event has come to a conclusion. If a student is in violation at the time of the event or prior to the sport’s conclusion, no award or honor will be allowed.
Class and organization officers will be removed from their positions for the remainder of the year and a new officer will be selected.
Awards will be given in music if the student has been eligible to take part in district music events and does not have more than one violation.
Summer & Non-Completed Suspension Policy
Any six/eighteen week NDHSAA suspension which hasn’t run its full course during the athletic school year OR any NDHSAA infraction during the summer shall result in a one game suspension the subsequent school year. The suspension shall be in the first extra-curricular activity in which a student or athlete participates.
NOTE: For the suspension to count, a student or athlete must finish out the season (in the activity you received the suspension) in good standing.
In addition, any NDHSAA suspension will result in one event lost (next extra-curricular activity in which you participate).
NOTE: The above statement is for instances when a suspension doesn’t overlap a season or when no events have been lost due to a NDHSAA suspension.
Notification of the violation can occur in two ways:
1. Law enforcement can notify the school.
2. Parents, patrons, students, and other adults may notify the school of a violation.
Upon notification of a violation, contact will be made to the party and his/her parents by phone AND mail. At that time, the suspension will be put into place unless the parties appeal or request a meeting to discuss the suspension.