REQUEST TO CONDUCT RESEARCH

  • The Blue Valley School District receives numerous requests (from all over the world) to conduct research within our schools. As a district, we have the responsibility to protect the rights of our staff, students, and patrons and ensure that the research process does not interfere with the learning process for our students and staff. Policies and protocols have been established to aid individuals and organizations seeking permission to conduct research with our students and staff. These policies and protocols also apply to staff members who desire to do research within their classes/schools for professional, personal, and academic reasons (e.g. degree programs).

     

    If you would like to conduct research within the Blue Valley School District, please review the following policies and protocols (Request to Conduct Research in Blue Valley Schools). Within this document, you will find contact information and links to our online request forms (note: to activate the links, you must download the file). If you are a Blue Valley employee and the research is limited to one University-level assignment, please see the section of the document titled, "University Assignment Requests."


    Research requests are reviewed on a quarterly basis by the Blue Valley Schools' Research Review Board. This board is comprised of district and building level administrators and teachers who are familiar with the research process and will evaluate each request through the lens of responsibility we hold to our community. Meeting dates and when requests are due to be included on the agenda for that meeting are as follows:

    Meeting Date

    Request Due Date

    September 24, 2019

    September 11, 2019

    November 21, 2019

    November 7, 2019

    February 25, 2020

    February 12, 2020

    April 28, 2020

    April 16, 2020


    If a request is received after the due date for that quarter, it will be added to the agenda for the following meeting. For example, if a request is received on September 14th, it will be included on the agenda for November 21st. 
    As a result, responses can be delayed. Researchers can expect to hear a response within 10 business days after each quarterly review board meeting.


    Requests to conduct research while school is not in session or at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year must be submitted by April 16, 2020, to be included in the agenda for the April 28th meeting.