Student survey upsets parents

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 10:06pm

She's never had a problem with her daughter's school before, but when Johanna Owens 11 year old came home with a compatibility survey from Albany Middle School, she immediately took action.

"Read the survey, was a little shocked because of the wording at the top," Owens said. "My husband read it, he was shocked too."

The survey was passed out in her daughter's sixth grade class, and was meant to pair student's up with compatible partners of the opposite sex. With questions like "what do you think of a guy with earrings?" or "do you like to see tattoos on a girl?", Owens was convinced this wasn't age appropriate..

"I asked my daughter and she said she felt uncomfortable, but felt like from what the teacher said she needed to take it," Owens said.

She took her concerns to the school and the Livingston Parish School Board.

Officials with the school said the survey has been done for the past 15 years as a "fun thing" leading into Valentine's Day. They also admit that the world has changed a lot in that time. They said they are looking into Owens complaints at this time, but were adamant

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