ROY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – A Roy High School teacher placed on administrative leave after giving students a questionable survey, asking them about personal habits, ranging from sex to drugs, has been reinstated.
The decision to reinstate the teacher came from the Weber School District Friday morning.
“It’s my understanding that she could be back teaching this afternoon,” said Lane Findlay, Weber School District.
The survey was part of an Adult Roles concurrent enrollment course. Officials with Weber School District say the course requires consent from parents due to the lessons on human sexuality.
“Some of the questions were ‘Do you smoke pot? Do you smoke cigarettes? Have you tried angel dust? Have you ever had an abortion?,” said Heather Miller.
Miller became concerned when her daughter brought the survey home last week. She contacted the school district after getting no response from the teacher.
Officials with Weber School District completed their investigation into the matter yesterday and met with the teacher Friday morning. They tell ABC4 Utah that there will more than likely be some sort of disciplinary action taken against the teacher even though a reinstatement has been granted.
They’re more concerned as to how the questionnaire made its way into the classroom.
“When we look at this case, it’s never really been about the teacher. She’s been a great teacher. She’s a veteran here — 25 years at this school. The issue has always been about the survey given out.,” said Findlay. “Those things are strictly prohibited to ask students in a questionnaire.”
Students who rallied outside of the school Friday to show their support for the teacher were happy to find out that their former teacher was being reinstated.
Counselors are available at the school for students who feel affected by the survey.