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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Parents Outraged Over SEX Survey for KIDS in West Bend

Referring to the recent SEX SURVEY for 11-18 year olds in the previous post, I've decided to share a few things I learned over the course of the past 24 hours.

I've received numerous calls, Facebook messages and emails from parents/friends who want to know what this is "all about." They have seen a few of the questions from the survey posted here and elsewhere and are outraged. Parents are feeling that a government-run school should not be digging into the sex lives (or lack thereof) of their kids. I agree. This has crossed the line of parental authority.

While the survey letter indicates a parent can opt out, why is this an automatic OPT IN? Why wasn't a return reply envelope included to encourage parents to send their opt OUT response back to the District?

The letter home should have indicated that a response was REQUIRED one way or the other, and included a return envelope.

WB East HS Principal Cassandra Schug has indicated that parents can COME IN to review the "updated" survey, but it has not been made available via the internet. Most certainly this survey can be scanned and posted quite easily.

This is unacceptable.

Call or email your school board members IMMEDIATELY and ask to have this PLACED ON THE AGENDA as an "action item" to be discussed as a board.

Contact info for School Board Members is as follows:

Joe Carlson jcarlson@west-bend.k12.wi.us
Todd Miller tmmiller@west-bend.k12.wi.us
Kris Beaver kbeaver@west-bend.k12.wi.us
Dave Weigand dweigand@west-bend.k12.wi.us
Randy Marquardt rmarquardt@bkoenig@west-bend.k12.wi.us
Doug Ziegler kbeaver@west-bend.k12.wi.us
Tim Stepanski tstepanski@west-bend.k12.wi.us

1 comment:

Call Me Mom said...

Perhaps a better question would be: Why are our schools wasting valuable instruction time on the administratioon of a survey?

Perhaps a better option would have been to send the survey to parents and allow them to make the choice of whether or not to give it to their children and then send it back.

Yes, that has more chance of skewing the results of such a study, but what a way to get parents and children talking on the subject? That should be the goal after all, since an involved parent=better choices on the part of the child.