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On Tuesday students in Winterset staged a walkout in support of teacher Lucas Kaufmann, who is on administrative leave. Kaufmann allegedly discussed his sexual orientation with students and included an LGBTQ pride flag in his presentation.

But parents also discovered something they believe to be of additional concern related to Kaufmann’s class. The Iowa Standard is now being told that students in Kaufmann’s class were required to take a seven-page survey in order to see their homework scores. And one of the questions on that survey makes some parents a bit queasy.

“Imagine you are in your ideal relationship. What does your partner do to make you feel loved? Check all that apply.”

Options include things like encouraging me to treat myself, sharing my worries and fears, running errands for me, helps me with personal care and grooming, gives me hugs and kisses, etc.

But one sticks out:

“Initiates sexual intimacy.”

The Iowa Standard was told seventh-grade students had to take the survey and when a parent logged in to the Google Docs account, the survey was no longer there and the document was edited on Sept. 1 by Kaufmann.

We were told the survey was linked to students’ Google accounts, so if they wanted to access their homework or grades in his class, students had to fill out that survey. It was also one of the required fields, meaning students had to select a box and could not just ignore the question.

Author: Jacob Hall