- Set a policy to limit all recruiters from any individual organization to 2 on- campus visits per year. This would allow the Navy 2 visits, the Marines 2 visits, Harvard 2 visits, Intel 2 visits, etc.
- Create a policy that prohibits on-campus recruiters from soliciting contact information from students.
- Amend the current opt-out form that parents sign to restrict the school district from giving out student's personal contact information to include ALL students in the secondary school, not just the 11th and 12th graders.
I do not consider any of these to be any more than plain and simple common sense changes in the best interest of the children who attend school in this small rural school district.
The No Child Left Behind Act specifically states that the military recruiters are allowed the same access to students as other post-secondary educational opportunities.
This same law allows the military recruiters to ask for contact information for children in secondary schools.
At this district, the secondary school is grades 7-12. The current opt out form does not protect the parental rights of the students in grade 7-10.
It is all in the details.
Times can change.
Wars come and go.
With good policies in place,
And, isn't that what it is supposed to be all about?