Parent ALERT !!!
Kansas Communities That Care Survey
CULTURE SHIELD BELIEVES THIS IS AN INVASION OF PRIVACY AND TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE INFORMATION
Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services is the Agency promoting this!
Please read the attached survey and ask yourself if you want your 6th-grade child or grandchild to take it. A lobbyist and Rep. Sue Boldra have introduced a bill, HB 2099, asking the Education Committee to weaken the data privacy law to allow this survey to continue and to be able to give more surveys on very private and personal matters.
The committee hearing is scheduled Friday, February 13 at 1:30, Room 112 N. Written testimonies need to be in pdf format and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, who is the House Education Committee Assistant.
Please request that legislation is passed to strengthen the data privacy law, SB 367, at K.S.A. 72-6215 – 72-6223, of the last session and oppose HB 2099. Please request that parents must opt-in their children to any surveys and data collected and that they are shown copies of the data to be collected.
Currently, data is being collected under common core and by KIDS, Kansas Individual Data on Students, in addition to non-curricular surveys being administered by schools and numerous other agencies. Much of this data is behavioral and judgments are being made about children. Seaman School District is in the news for wanting to drug test students. Where will the “sampling” on students end? Parents have a right and responsibility to know about the files being collected on their children.