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Ohio Middle School Homosexual Survey Angers Parents

Linda Harvey

In the Beavercreek, Ohio school district, students recently received a “school climate” survey online from a group called “YouthTruth Student Surveys” and parents are livid about the intrusive nature of the survey itself, particularly one question that middle schoolers were asked.

The problematic question was this: “Which of the following best describes your sexual orientation?” Options given: “Straight/heterosexual; Gay or lesbian; Bisexual; Pansexual; Asexual; or, Questioning my sexual orientation.”

A sixth grade girl told her parents, and that prompted calls and contacts to the school board and the superintendent, Paul Otten. The school sent an apology to parents, saying that question was not supposed to be included in the middle school survey. But administrators also told parents that the survey was “always an option” and that “the survey could have been submitted with questions skipped or left blank.”

That excuses official school corruption? These kinds of questions serve to normalize deviant sexual behavior, now apparently among younger and younger children.

It doesn’t belong in the high school survey, either. In fact, the survey itself has many parents concerned. Parental notice was not given and now, a national “survey” organization has the IP addresses/online contact information of thousands of students.

Parents are expressing doubt that this was a mistake. I tend to agree, knowing the “catch-us -if -you-can” attitude of on-site activist teachers/staff in way too many schools. Parents are demanding to know who was responsible for including this question in the survey and asking for the resignation of Superintendent Paul Otten.

Interesting that Beavercreek’s Coy Middle School included this in their announcements for Thurs., October 8:

“We have a new club starting up here at Coy called the Allies Club. The mission of this club is to raise awareness and educate ourselves and the student body on topics relating to the LGBTQ+ community. The club provides a safe and inclusive space for all members of the school community regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, orientation or ability.  If you are interested in joining the new Allies Club, please complete the survey found in the grade level Google Classrooms later today. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Trumbull or Mrs. Minton who will be serving as the club advisors.”

And on the Ankeny Middle School site, there’s a link for a private survey for students interested in the Allies club at that school (again, an "LGBTQ" club....for middle schoolers), and it's a link which cannot be accessed without a login. Can parents see this, or only students? If not, why are parents not allowed access to this intrusive, very questionable survey instrument, clearly designed to endorse these deviant behaviors?


Here is the notice: “Allies in Diversity Club Interest Survey: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenV0SQLhLfjBEOfJx9CkjDZveR0J2nm21YTDlle91k17WUlg/viewform  "

Here’s the Beavercreek Board of Education contact information:

Phone (937) 426-1522
Superintendent Paul Otten <paul.otten@beavercreek.k12.oh.us>
Chairman Jo Ann Rigano <joann.rigano@beavercreek.k12.oh.us>

Christopher Stein <chris.stein@beavercreek.k12.oh.us>

Dennis Morrison <dennis.morrison@beavercreek.k12.oh.us

Gene Taylor <gene.taylor@beavercreek.k12.oh.us

Krista Hunt <krista.hunt@beavercreek.k12.oh.us>