P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA24457

540-863-1800††† 540-863-1804 fax

 

 

DATE:†† February 20, 2017

 

INFORMATION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

Youth Risk Behavior Survey

RATIONALE

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†††† Attached is a summary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Survey administered to ACPS 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students in November of 2016. This survey, which we have administered every other year since 2002, provides the most comprehensive data on a variety of teenage behaviors and will allow for comparison of longitudinal data relative to the Alleghany County Public Schools. Once again, our School Health Advisory Board (SHAB) was assisted in administration of the survey with the Community Services Board.

 

†††† As has been the case with previous administrations, ACPS students engage in risky behavior similar to others nationwide.Both middle and high school students report declined uses of alcohol and tobacco; decreases in sexual activity; decreases in bullying behaviors; and improvements in the area of depression and suicidal ideation.Both middle and high school students reported an increase in the use of marijuana and prescription drug use.

 

ESTIMATED COSTS

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BUDGET CATEGORY

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LEGAL REFERENCE

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STAFF CONTACTS

Eugene Kotulka and/or Fred Vaughan

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Attached: ††††††† ACPS 2016 YRBS Summary PowerPoint