PHS Military Recruitment for Juniors and Seniors
Pembroke High School will not release students’ directory information to outside agencies without a written release from the parent/caregiver, or student (if age 18).
According to the provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), schools are now required to provide this information upon request to military recruiters and/or institutions of higher education. The specific wording of the law is provided below for your information.
SEC. 9528. ARMED FORCES RECRUITER ACCESS TO STUDENTS AND STUDENT RECRUITING INFORMATION.
(1) ACCESS TO STUDENT RECRUITING INFORMATION- Notwithstanding section 444(a)(5)(B) of the General Education Provisions Act and except as provided in paragraph (2), each local educational agency receiving assistance under this Act shall provide, on a request made by military recruiters or an institution of higher education, access to secondary school students names, addresses, and telephone listings.
(2) CONSENT- A secondary school student or the parent/caregiver of the student may request that the student’s name, address, and telephone listing described in paragraph (1) not be released without prior written parental/caregiver consent, and the local educational agency or private school shall notify parents/caregivers of the option to make a request and shall comply with any request.
(3) SAME ACCESS TO STUDENTS- Each local educational agency receiving assistance under this Act shall provide military recruiters the same access to secondary school students as is provided generally to post secondary educational institutions or to prospective employers of those students.
I would like to draw your attention to paragraph (2) above. If you do not want your son or daughter’s name, address and telephone number to be released to the Armed Forces Recruiter, please indicate so on the online acknowledgement prior to October 1st. This form must be submitted each school year.