2. Most student surveys administered at ASD do not require parent permission. However, federal/state laws and School Board policy have requirements for parent consent for surveys that inquire into personal or private family affairs of the eight protected areas:• Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or the student’s parents• Mental or psychological problems of the student or the student’s family• Sex behavior or attitudes• Illegal, antisocial, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior• Critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships• Legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians, and ministers• Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or the student’s parent• Income.
3. For anonymous surveys that require permission, the school board policy requires that a notice must be provided to parents at least two weeks (via newsletter, website or and/or other method of communication) prior to the survey administration with an opportunity for parents to opt out.
4. For parent surveys or school staff surveys, should you need guidance, please contact the Accountability Department at 742-4509.
5. The Accountability Department does not approve student of family surveys administered between February 1 and April 1 of each school year as not to interfere with district-wide administered surveys and/or testing.
For questions, please contact:Patrick l GarritySenior Director, Accountability5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd.Anchorage, AK 99504Garrity_Patrick@asdk12.org(907)742-4509