A parent-report from Jordan School district, Hidden Valley Middle:
“My son’s “TA” teacher completed the SEL surveys without prior written consent. I have opted my son out of that curriculum and was not informed of the surveys until they were completed. When I reached out to the principal, I was informed that they did not need parental consent for the survey.”
Purposeful or not, the Principal in this situation lied to this parent.
For those who do not understand the impact, this is a violation of Utah Code in multiple ways.
Utah state code 53e-9-203(1)(c) Activities prohibited without prior written consent–
Policies adopted by a school district or charter school… shall include prohibitions on the administration to a student of any psychological or psychiatric examination, test, or treatment, or any survey, analysis, or evaluation without the prior written consent of the student’s parent, in which the purpose or evident intended effect is to cause the student to reveal information, whether the information is personally identifiable or not, concerning the student’s or any family member’s … sexual behavior, orientation, or attitudes.
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