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Policies » Section I: Instruction » ILD: Non-Academic Surveys And Questionnaires

Policy Date: 05/02/2019

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The Candia school district shall not administer to students non-academic surveys or questionnaires that would in any way attempt to solicit personal information pertaining to:
1. Sexuality or sexual behavior
2. Gender
3. Religious beliefs, affiliations or practices
4. Political beliefs, affiliations or practices
5. Physical or mental health status
6. Opinions or attitudes regarding controversial or topical contemporary social issues
7. Drug usage
8. Firearms ownership or usage
9. Student’s or family member’s income or finances
10. Student’s family members or household practices
11. Any other personal information that is non-academic in nature

Youth Risk Behavior Survey Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
State law does not require prior written consent from a parent or guardian for administration of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Guidance issued by the Center for Disease Control, United States Department of Health and Human Services, concludes that federal law, including the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment, also does not require prior written consent from parents or guardians because students are not required to participate and the survey is not paid for by the United States Department of Education. As required by both New Hampshire and federal law, the District shall provide parents and guardians with notice at least ten (10) days before the Youth Risk Behavior Survey is administered. Parents may inspect the Youth Risk Behavior Survey at the school’s administrative office. Parents or guardians may opt their student out of participating in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey by providing the Principal with written notice. District staff administering the Youth Risk Behavior Survey shall insure students understand that participation is voluntary and that students who opt-out will not be penalized.

Adopted: November 05, 2015
Revised: March 7, 2018
Revised: May 2, 2019