External Research Requests

  • Research Process

    Boerne ISD supports high-quality research contributing to the field of education. However, the District has moral and legal obligations requiring the oversight of external research projects utilizing District resources such as facilities and the time of employees and students.

    In order to conduct any research (this also includes any distribution of surveys to students, parents, teachers, and staff) at Boerne ISD, the research request submission process must be completed online using the Online Research Request Study Submission Form. A review committee can take up to 4-6 weeks to review and process submitted research requests.

    Please note: The District will not collect data on behalf of or provide data to a researcher or research organization. It is the responsibility of the researcher or research organization to collect their own data. To view or request existing data the District normally collects and has readily available, please submit a Public Information Request.

    Any individual from an external organization interested in conducting research must submit a research request during the designated window. No exceptions will be made.

    Request window: The Boerne ISD District Research Review Committee shall convene three formal meetings during the school year for the purpose of reviewing research requests: June, September, and January. Requests must be received by the first day of these months to be reviewed.


    Research Timelines/Windows

    Research can only be conducted during the following timelines:


    Fall Semester

    September 13, 2021 to December 3, 2021

    Fall Research Requests must be submitted by September 24th, 2021


    Spring Semester

    January 10, 2022 to April 8, 2022

    Spring Research Requests must be submitted by January 1, 2022