KCTC Survey

Kansas Communities That Care

January 2023

“Positive and negative factors shape the actions of the students in your community. It can be difficult to identify what those unique factors are — that’s where the KCTC Student Survey comes in. 

Conducted annually and anonymously with 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th graders, the survey provides valuable insights into the health risk behaviors and opinions of students in your county, district, and schools today — so that you can identify and fund the programs and activities your community needs tomorrow.” -- KCTC

This survey is a valuable resource that helps us understand how students behave, think, and feel about alcohol, marijuana, other drugs, bullying, and school safety.  It gives us insight into the problems and issues of students and what we can do to help them succeed.  As a district, we use the information to plan effective prevention programs.  We also use the data for grants and district reports.  

KCTC Domains:

  • Social, Emotional, & Character Development

  • Community 

  • School

  • Peer/Individual

  • Family

  • Problem Behaviors

  • Alcohol

  • Tobacco

  • Marijuana

  • Prescription Drug Misuse

  • Other Drugs

  • Depression/Suicide

  • Demographic

This year USD 430 will again be administering the Kansas Communities That Care (KCTC) survey during January.  In order to do so, we need parental consent.  Please be on the lookout for a letter from your child’s school outlining the importance of this survey and a link to additional information.  If you have questions, please contact the building administration, counselor, or Robyn Allen at the Board of Education office.

You can also visit our website at www.usd430.org and look under KSDE Required Documents.  You will additional information about the Kansas Communities that Care survey on the page about Non-Academic Tests, Surveys, and Questionnaires.  

----------------------KCTC - Parent Consent Letter----------------------

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Our school will soon be administering the Kansas Communities That Care (KCTC) Student Survey*. This survey is taken by 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students statewide. I believe this survey is a valuable tool to help us understand how students behave, think, and feel about alcohol, marijuana, and other drug use, bullying, and school safety. The KCTC survey measures teen substance use, delinquency, and related problem behaviors in schools and communities. The survey gives us insight into the problems students face and shows what we can do to help them succeed. The information is important for planning effective prevention programs in our school and community and provides data to assist in applying for grant funding.

The survey can be viewed at www.kctcdata.org/families, click "View the survey". You may also be interested to know the following:

1. It is completely anonymous. Students will not be asked for their names on the questionnaire, nor will anyone be able to connect any individual student with his/her responses. School staff will not see any one student’s responses, but only summaries of results.

2. Participation is entirely voluntary. Your child may decline to participate in the survey or may simply skip any question they do not wish to answer.

3. Annual participation is important. Even if your child has participated in previous surveys, annual data is extremely helpful in determining the effectiveness of previous efforts and changes in program areas.

I hope you will allow your child to participate. To view your copy of the Guardian Informed Consent click or visit https://kctcdata.org/file/guardian-survey-informed-consent-english-pdf

To learn more about which survey questions our school district will administer to students, please contact your school administrator or visit the district website https://www.usd430.org/page/required-materials. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


*The survey is provided by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, Behavioral Health Services Commission, and administered by Greenbush – The Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, Research and Evaluation Department.

Please check one and complete one form per child:


  • Yes, I give permission for my child to participate in KCTC.

  • No, I do not give permission for my child to participate in KCTC.


_____________________________                      _______________________________

Signature of Parent/Guardian                             Printed Parent/Guardian Name          


_____________________________                      _______________________________

Printed Name and Grade of Child                                Date