Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sex and Drug survey for kids 11-18 years old

How would you like your son or daughter to go to school and be asked:

During your life, with whom have you had
sexual contact?
A. I have never had sexual contact
B. Females
C. Males
D. Females and males

During the past 3 months, with how many
people did you have sexual intercourse?
A. I have never had sexual intercourse
B. I have had sexual intercourse, but not
during the past 3 months
C. 1 person
D. 2 people
E. 3 people
F. 4 people
G. 5 people
H. 6 or more people

If you attempted suicide during the past
12 months, did any attempt result in an
injury, poisoning, or overdose that had to be
treated by a doctor or nurse?
A. I did not attempt suicide during the
past 12 months
B. Yes
C. No

These questions are found on the upcoming survey sponsored by the West Bend School District, and your child will be filling it out unless you opt them out. The complete survey can be found at:
It has been updated for this year.

Parents received a letter this week informing them of the survey and advising them to fill out a form if they want to OPT OUT their child, and return the form to the school. No return envelope was provided. The date of the survey was not given. If a parent fails to return the form their child is automatically going to be a participant in this anonymous survey. The school district asks that all students take part in the survey.

I have a few questions myself.

1. If the district insists on asking such questions of our children, shouldn't the option be to OPT IN and not OPT OUT?
2. How many children will participate in this survey without parental knowledge?
3. Is this a good use of our tax dollars and class time?
4. What thoughts enter a child's mind when such questions are posed?
5. How can a parent decide if they want their child to participate when the survey was not included in the correspondence?

School contact information:
Badger Middle School 335-5455
Silverbrook Middle School 334-5500
East High 335-5530
West High 335-5570

Parents, please stay informed about what happens in your child's schools. Their future is at stake.

Feel free to contact the Board of Education with any questions or comments.
2009-2010 Members
Joe Carlson

Personnel / Finance
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Tim Stepanski

Board Instruction
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Kris Beaver

Board Instruction
Todd Miller

Stakeholder Communications
Randy Marquardt

Dave Weigand

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  1. I'd really like to know why they need to do/know this, especially at age 11. I understand some middle school students may be sexually active or severely depressed, but is this the best way to identify those (I assume) few students ? Unless they've got some reasons I can't come up with (such as a recognizable percentage of students that fit this description), to me, it certainly seems inappropriate for a pre-teen student.

  2. Teacher in Cheeseland,
    I'm sure the school district will try and justify this deep invasion of privacy, but nothing will suffice. Public schools are mandated for education. I know of many parents who are very offended at this being done in their child's schools, no matter what the age.
    The more schools medal in this type of social agenda, the worse things get. When I was growing up the schools would never have done this. Now, there is no sense of morality or values in public schools. The rules have changed, and our children are suffering.

    The survey is supposed to be anonymous. I wonder how many kids will give answers that are not valid just to try and be funny. I don't see how anyone can claim the results of the survey are valid. What can be said though, is that this survey puts morbid and anti-social thoughts into the minds of children, all at taxpayer expense.

    I have an idea. Let's get our administrative staff to take this anonymous survey and see how messed up the people are who run our schools. Now THAT might just be very revealing!