East Allen County Schools Middle and High School Students to Participate in 'Voluntary' Indiana Youth Survey

East Allen County Schools Middle and High School Students to Participate in 'Voluntary' Indiana Youth Survey
Posted on 03/05/2018

From March 12 through April 30, 2018 all EACS students in Grades 7-12 will be provided an opportunity to participate in a voluntary electronic survey that measures the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The survey, which is conducted by the Indiana Prevention Resources Center (IPRC), is part of a statewide process to collect data.

Participation by EACS in this survey stems from a collaboration with the Allen County Drug and Alcohol Consortium and various other public and private schools. The program grant is a “Drug Free Communities Support Program.” It is funded through a joint effort of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The survey is being conducted for three purposes:

  1. To provide local schools and their communities with valid estimates of the prevalence of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among students; and
  2. To provide Indiana with similar estimates of prevalence on a statewide basis.
  3. To gather data for use in supporting future grant requests.

 

Important information for parents and students:

  1. This survey is completely anonymous and completed in private, without any personally identifiable information that could be traced to an individual student.
  2. Participation by EACS Grades 7-12 students is completely voluntary and students can easily “opt out” of participation by discontinuing the survey.
  3. To insure valid data collection, there is a need for non-drug using students to participate so that accurate estimates are obtained.
  4. Parents have an opportunity to inspect a sample survey form prior to March 12, 2017 at their student’s school or online at: http://inys.indiana.edu/about-survey

Specific instructions for administration of the survey will be sent to participating schools as soon as the IPRC provides the information.

If you have additional questions, please contact Jeff Studebaker, EACS School Safety Manager jstudebaker@eacs.k12.in.us or extension 3206. 

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