East Allen County Students to Participate in 'Voluntary' Indiana Youth Survey
East Allen County Students to Participate in 'Voluntary' Indiana Youth Survey
Posted on 03/02/2015
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Tamyra Kelly

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1240 State Road 930 East

New Haven, IN 46774

Phone: (260) 446-0100, ext. 1050

Fax: (260) 446-0107

EAST ALLEN COUNTY SCHOOLS

News Release

 

New Haven, IN.  January 23, 2015

 

EAST ALLEN COUNTY STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN ‘VOLUNTARY’ INDIANA YOUTH SURVEY

 

From February 23 through March 13, 2015 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 02-23-15 at their student’s school or online at: https://www.indiana.edu/~iprc/docs/sample_survey_form.pdf

 

 

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. 

 

Our mission of East Allen County Schools is to inspire in all students a passion for learning while developing knowledge, skills and character necessary to become responsible contributors to the local and global society.

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