Student Privacy

School Districts that receive federal funds for any program administered by the U.S. Department of Education are required by the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment [20 U.S.C. § 1232 (h)] to provide notice of their student privacy policies directly to parents at least annually at the beginning of the school year.

Accordingly, and in compliance with the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District Board of Education 440-Rule Student Surveys, please be advised of the following:

  1. The Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) will be administered to all 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students between December, 2015 and January, 2016. The YRBS is conducted as part of a national effort by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor health risk behaviors of high school students. The survey includes questions in the area of traffic safety, protective assets, weapons and violence, suicides, alcohol and other drug use, sexual behaviors, nutrition and exercise. Parents/guardians have the right to view this survey prior to its administration by calling Dan Weast, Director of Student Services, at 414-604-3070 NO LATER than November 30, 2015. Student participation with the YRBS is voluntary. Parents/guardians wishing to opt their child(ren) out of taking this survey may do so by completing an opt-out form that will be sent home. Completed opt-out forms must be received by the District office NO LATER than November 30, 2015.

  2.  During the second semester, all 9th grade students will be administered the CRAFFT survey, which is a behavioral health assessment tool designed to screen for substance abuse disorders in adolescents. Parents/guardians have the right to view this survey prior to it’s administration by calling Dan Weast at 414-604-3070 NO LATER than January 25, 2016. Student participation with the CRAFFT survey is voluntary. Parents/guardians wishing to opt their child(ren) out of taking this survey may do so by completing an opt-out form that will be sent home. Completed opt-out forms must be received by the District office NO LATER than January 25, 2016.