The survey was administered with the knowledge and assistance of the high school during the second class period and had no relationship to any subject the students were enrolled in during that period. "The school allowed the use of instructional time to administer the survey and the teachers then collected it and handed it over to the newspaper," said parent John Silva who obtained a copy of the newspaper from a concerned student. "Because the sex survey was given without prior written notice and subsequent written consent by the parents or guardians, the school violated the law," commented Kevin Snider, chief counsel of the Pacific Justice Institute. "By facilitating the newspaper to conduct the survey, we feelthe school was complicit in violating the rights of the parents," said Julie Wilson, a parent of a high school student.
Pacific Justice Institute will be assisting the parents with the filing of an administrative complaint. "The parents have tried to reason with school officials about this, but so far administrators have failed to grasp that giving the students this survey without prior written notice and consent was illegal," Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute stated.