5145.14 - On-Campus Recruitment

Policy 5145.14

On-Campus Recruitment

Subject to the provisions of Subdivision (11) of Subsection (b) of Section 1-210 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the high schools of the school district shall provide the same directory information and on-campus recruiting opportunities to representatives of the armed forces of the United States of America and State Armed Services as are offered to nonmilitary recruiters, recruiters for commercial concerns and recruiters representing institutions of higher education.

The Board of Education (Board) will inform, at the middle and high school level, students and parents/guardians of the availability of (1) vocational, technical and technological education and training at technical high schools, (2) agricultural sciences and technology education at regional agricultural science and technology education centers, and (3) inter-district magnet schools.

The Board shall also provide full access for the recruitment of students by technical high schools, regional agricultural science and technology education centers, inter-district magnet schools, and inter-district student programs, provided such recruitment is not for the purpose of interscholastic athletic competition.

Directory information or class lists of student names and/or addresses shall not be distributed without the consent of the parent or legal guardian of the student or by the student who has attained majority status.

Military recruiters or institutions of higher learning shall have access to secondary school students’ names, addresses, and telephone listings unless the parent/guardian of such student submits a written request that such information not be released without their prior written consent.  A student, eighteen years of age or older, rather than his/her parent/guardian, may request in writing that such information not be released without his/her prior written permission. The Board shall notify parents/guardians and students of the option to make such request and shall comply with any request received. The objection shall remain in force until the district re-issues the annual notification referenced above, after which time the parents and/or secondary school student must inform the school district in writing again of their objection to the disclosure of the information described above.

The school administrator may make the determination of when the recruitment meetings are to take place and reserves the right to deny such meeting where the holding of such meeting will materially and substantially interfere with the proper and orderly operation of the school.

Any person or organization denied the rights accorded under this policy shall have the right to request a review of the decision by the Board by filing a written request with the Superintendent of Schools.

(cf. 5125 - Student Records; Confidentiality)

Legal Reference:         Connecticut General Statutes

1-210 (11) Access to public records. Exempt records.
10-220d Student recruitment by a regional and interdistrict specialized schools and programs. Recruitment of athletes prohibited (as amended by P.A. 12-116, An Act Concerning Educational Reform)
10-221b Boards of education to establish written uniform policy re treatment of recruiters. (as amended by PA 98-252)
P.L. 106-398, 2000 H.R. 4205: The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001
Section 8025 of Public Law 114-95, “The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015”

Policy adopted: July 7, 2020
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