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I have created an alphabetized list of Illinois school’s in that have registered to administer the Illinois Youth Surveys for the following counties so far: Lake, La Salle, McLean, Kane, and Will Schools. I’ve also broken down each county into sections: scheduled survey dates, schools that have only registered but have not scheduled a survey date, school’s that have already administered the surveys (one school declined the survey). This article contains the questions that are included in the Illinois Youth Survey.

School’s are supposed to use two forms of parental notification. However, as many of us have witnessed over and over again, some school’s are not notifying parents of things they should be. This survey takes an entire school period to complete which tells you there are numerous questions to answer (and lets’s not forget that children are losing and entire class period of learning to fill this survey out). While the survey is supposedly anonymous, I still question the anonymity of the survey (due to past situations the Illinois education system has encountered). 

The survey questions are extremely intrusive and to be honest as far as I’m concerned, Illinois schools need to learn how to mind their own damn business. Children go to school to learn the basics, they’re not there to be interrogated, researched, made part of an experiment, or used by schools to obtain even more school funding.

This is for parents that are fed up with school’s constantly stepping over the line. I’m not sure how detailed the parent notifications are and I want to make sure parents are fully aware of the questions their children will be asked.

I am working on lists for every single county in Illinois and will have them posted as soon as possible.

Please note the following counties have not had any school’s registered for this survey as of 3/28/2022: Bond, Edwards, Fayette, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hancock, Henderson, Jasper, Pope, Menard, Morgan, Stark, and Wayne counties.

Illinois Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act

The Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act (IL SB 818) was signed into law by Pritzker on August 20th. The purpose of this law is to create age-appropriate learning standards for public schools who decide they want to teach comprehensive personal health and safety education (grades K-5) and comprehensive sexual health education (grades 6-12).


“The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) has funded the administration of the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) biennially since 1993. The IYS is a self-report survey administered in school settings and is designed to gather information about a variety of health and social indicators including substance use patterns and attitudes of Illinois youth.”

The Illinois Youth Surveys are provided to schools by CPRD Center for Prevention Research and Development School of Social Work by  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change believes that sex education should be accessible, equitable and inclusive. This historic win in Illinois brings the US education system one step closer to ensuring respectful and inclusive education is a standard in public school systems. SIECUS is proud to have partnered with the Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Coalition of Illinois to ensure that young people receive the education they deserve.”- Christine Soyong Harley, President and CEO of SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change 

Organizations that support the Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act is supported by a broad statewide coalition of organizations:

  • AIDS Foundation Chicago,
  • ACLU of Illinois
  •  Equality Illinois
  •  Planned Parenthood Illinois Action
  •  American Association of University Women (AAUW) Illinois
  •  Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Chicago Abortion Fund
  • Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
  • Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Chicago Women’s Health Center
  • Citizen Action/Illinois
  • Comprehensive Sex Ed Now, Cook County Health
  • EverThrive Illinois
  • Healing to Action
  • Hult Center for Healthy Living
  • Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health
  • Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Illinois National Organization for Women
  • Illinois Public Health Association
  • Illinois School Counselor Association
  • Kenneth Young Center
  • Lambda Legal, Life Span
  • McHenry County Citizens for Choice
  • Mujeres Latinas en Acción
  • National Association of Social Workers-Illinois Chapter
  • National Council of Jewish Women Illinois
  • Peoria Proud
  • PFLAG Council of Northern Illinois
  • Prairie Pride Coalition
  • Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Rainbow Cafe LGBTQ Center
  • Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
  • Resilience, She Votes Illinois
  • The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence
  • Uniting Pride of Champaign County
  • YWCA Evanston/North Shore

*Please share to make parents aware 

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