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Protect Student Privacy From Military Recruiters

PROTECT STUDENT PRIVACY FROM MILITARY RECRUITERS
ATTEND the Santa Cruz School Board MEETING
Wed 3/12 6pm, 2931 Mission St., SC
From: "Bob Fitch" <bob (at) bobfitchphoto.com>
Subject: Wed 3/12 6pm -- PROTECT STUDENT PRIVACY FROM MILITARY RECRUITERS

PROTECT STUDENT PRIVACY FROM MILITARY RECRUITERS
ATTEND the Santa Cruz School Board MEETING
Wed 3/12 6pm, 2931 Mission St., SC
Make posters -- (recommended list at end of this notice)

The Youth Alliance of Santa Cruz High School will propose that the School
Board enact a PRIVACY & TRUTH resolution that requires:

1) student contact information be released to military recruiters only when
parents OPT-IN by giving written informed consent to the school for such
contacts, and

2) full disclosure and TRUTH about military recruitment and military
service, by annually providing to all students information about
conscription and alternatives to military service.

The SCH Alliance resolution:
www.rcnv.org/rcnv/archives/2003/sccounterrecruit.htm/resolution

Background:

The infamous federal "No Child Left Behind Act" requires high schools to
give student directory information (names, phone numbers, addresses) to
military recruiters unless the parent/student writes asking otherwise.
School that do not provide this information lose federal funding. The
federal law: www.rcnv.org/rcnv/archives/2003/nochildbehind.htm )

The act requires that before giving information to recruiters, parents must
be provided an opportunity to not have their child's contact information
released. Most schools post a small opt-out notice in a large parent guide
or bulletin that few parent thoroughly read. A few parents opt-out. But
may parents -- especially bilingual parents and parents who do not read
every word of every school notice -- suddenly find that military recruiters
are badgering their kids on the home phone.

The Board resolution proposed by the Student Alliance requires an OPT-OUT
procedure that protects all students and family from unwanted military
solicitation unless they specifically request it. And the resolution
protects the TRUTH by providing students with full disclosure alternative
to the military and the truth about military life.

The proposed resolution is legal. It has successfully been enacted, and is
practiced, by the school boards of the City of San Francisco, CA and
Rochester, NY. It complies with a standard OP-OUT practice that are used by
all schools to assure informed parent consent for student trips and
attendance a events which some parents may believe to be controversial.

City of SF resolution:
www.rcnv.org/rcnv/archives/2003/sfcounterrecruit.htm

More information: 831/459-8466 x306

Tell the board members that you support the SCHS Youth Alliance:John
Collins, jcollins (at) sccs.santacruz.k12.ca.us
Judy Cook, 457-1241, judy.cook (at) sbcglobal.net;
Felix Robles, 479-6516, frobles (at) sccs.santacruz.k12.ca.us;
Mick Routh, 476-5402, qwakwak (at) aol.com;
Cece Pinheiro, 252-8237, cece (at) sccs.santacruz.k12.ca.us;
Tim Willis, 426-6468, anzartw (at) aol.com;

POSTER IDEAS RECOMMENDED BY THE YOUTH ALLIANCE
Informed Consent
Protect Privacy
Protect Student Privacy
Students not Soldiers
Books not Bombs
No Child Left Unrecruited
Protect student privacy
Protect family autonomy
op-in protects students & families
informed choices = informed decisions
full disclosure of student options
Opt-In is democratic
Democracy demands Opt-In
Don't Hate, Educate!
Students deserve rights too
Keep hate out of schools
No Child Left Alone
Support our students
 
 


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