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Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results

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P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA  24457

540-863-1800          540-863-1804 fax

 

DATE:   March 18, 2019

 

INFORMATION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

Youth Risk Behavior Survey

RATIONALE

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Survey was administered to ACPS 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students in November of 2018. 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. While risky behavior results are similar to those reported in 2016, use of electronic vapor devices has doubled for both middle and high school students. Bullying behaviors are also trending upwards since 2016. Students continue to be active in the community and are supported.

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

SUPERINTENDENT’S

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Attached – Alleghany County 2018 YRSB report