There are four major reasons why BVSD may turn down a proposal:
1) The topic does not align with BVSD’s goals and priorities.
2) The methodology requires an intense burden upon district/school resources.
3) The research is not deemed rigorous enough to ensure the privacy of research participants; or will not result in findings that are defensible and valuable.
4) A district sponsor for the proposed project could not be found. Every approved research project will have an assigned district sponsor. A sponsor is a district staff member who will serve as a point person should a researcher have questions and will ensure that the research project proceeds as defined in the approved proposal.