- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

DENVER (AP) - A youth survey about sex, drugs and other risky behaviors is finally due for a vote by the Colorado Board of Education. Board members are considering whether parents should have to give permission before students take the anonymous surveys.

The school board has been debating the surveys for months after complaints from some parents that the questions are too explicit. The surveys ask students about having sex, using drugs, considering suicide, bringing guns to school and other unhealthy behaviors.

Health authorities say the surveys are invaluable in tracking dangerous trends. The surveys have been given since 1991.

But some board members have taken issue with the questions. They say parents should have to agree before kids complete the surveys.

The parental permission requirement is up for a vote Wednesday afternoon.

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