Box Elder County's school board has rejected a request for a sex survey of teenagers, saying the questionnaire posed too many intimate questions.

Community Pro Youth Organization, a local nonprofit group, wanted to administer the Utah Teen Survey to seventh-, ninth- and 11th-grade students to determine the needs of area youths and their families, said CPYO spokeswoman Ann Henderson.But school board members weren't interested.

"We just don't have time for something like this," said board member Gary Feldman. "We know what the problems are, let's roll up our sleeves and get after them. We don't have to dig up the ticks and dirt in our students."

It's not the first time the school board has turned down the request. But board members had allowed CPYO organizers to revamp parts of the questionnaire for another review at Wednesday night's board meeting.

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Even with revisions, however, board members found some of the questions weren't appropriate for seventh-graders.

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