In my opinion this is an effort to collect unique biometric identifiers on the children, and on the families. There are 28 data points, which should go a long way toward building a unique profile. (An additional field asks for "essay type" (free form) entry of parents' opinion, which would not be as useful as the essentially true/false data in the rest of the form).
My wife is more of a "go along to get along" type person, and laughs at my concerns. When I mention the "Utah Facility" she says I am paranoid.
Well, if my concerns about massive data collection/profiling are "paranoia," then what would you call the motivation for the construction of a monumentally huge structure with facilities intended to store hundreds if not thousands of years' worth of data on every communication in the country?
But, I digress.
Since we live in the age of "consensus science" I'd like to know what is the consensus on this form, and the data collection it represents. Are my concerns warranted?
By the way, while searching for information on this topic, I learned that Michigan has passed a law "restricting" schools from performing biometric scanning. This type of data collection seems to me to be a largely viable alternative to scanning -- in my opinion, it seems to provide a large number of biometric data points, without stumbling over any legal tripwires.
By the way, the teacher/school/website that has the page online (at the linked URL) is unrelated to my child's school. I found it while searching for information on this topic. It is the only copy of the form I've found online -- this teacher (with the website) apparently posts her homework assignments online.
In closing, I find it curious that this document, apparently spreading across the public schools in the state (a teacher I know has informed me that her school also uses it), maintains such a low profile -- absolutely no searchable data on it that I've been able to find, other than the one copy that slipped into a teacher's online homework assignment.