Dr. Nancy Holmes
Assistant Superintendent
910-893-8151 ext. 419
The Harnett County Schools Board of Education encourages agencies and individuals to conduct research (Policy 5230:  Participation in Research Projects) on issues related to student achievement and the effective operation of the school system.  An application for conducting research may be submitted if the following criteria are met:
1.  if the research results ultimately may benefit students of the school system; 
2.  if the project's purpose and methodology are compatible with the goals and objectives of the Board of Education and Harnett County Schools; and
3.  if the project will not disrupt instructional time.
Please note that any research project involving a survey of students must comply with Policy 4720:  Surveys of Students.  Likewise, all research projects must meet the confidentiality requirements of Policy 4700:  Student Records and Policy 4705/7825:  Confidentiality of Personal Identifying Information.