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Healthy Kids Survey

Survey Information

Your child may be asked  to take part in the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), sponsored by the California Department of Education. This is a very important survey that helps promote better health and general well-being among our youth, improve the school learning environment, and combat problems such as drug abuse and violence. Your child does not have to take the survey. Participation is voluntary and requires parent/guardian permission for students under 18.

Survey content  The survey gathers information on developmental support provided to youth; school connectedness and barriers to learning, as well as behaviors such as physical activity and nutritional habits; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; and school safety.  The results from this survey are compiled into district and county-level CHKS Reports.  To see several years of our district’s reports, go to http://chks.wested.org/reports/search (Outside Source) and type in Azusa.  You can also use the links at right.

It is voluntary  Students who, with your permission, agree to participate do not have to answer any questions they do not want to answer, and may stop taking the survey at any time.

It is anonymous  No names are recorded or attached to the survey forms or data. The results are made available for analysis only under strict confidentiality controls.

More information  The survey was developed by WestEd, a public, non-profit educational institution. If you have any questions about this survey or about your rights, call Garry Creel, Director of Child Welfare & Attendance at 626-858-6168.