After many months of research and review, a small committee consisting of district administrators, teachers and students assembled a survey to be administered to all Hatboro-Horsham High School students. A public service announcement was created by students, alerting their peers to the impending survey and admonishing them to answer the questions honestly, in order to provide an accurate view of students’ drug and alcohol use, and their perceptions about overall use by fellow students. Thirty-six students volunteered to deliver, introduce, and distribute the survey during May 3rd’s first-period class. The students collected the surveys in a discreet and responsible way, which were then compiled and analyzed by high school math and statistics teachers.
The survey was modified slightly and administered in a similar fashion to Keith Valley Middle School students. A companion survey was developed for parents, which was made available via electronic communication.