Military Recruiters Access
Armed Forces Access to Secondary Students' Information:
The Pennsylvania Department of Education interprets Public Law 107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Section 9528 (Armed Forces Recruiter Access To Students and Student Recruiting Information), 20 USC §7908, and Pennsylvania law Act 10, 1991, 51 P.S. §§20221-20225 in the following manner:
Access to Student Recruiting Information:
Pursuant to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002, and Pennsylvania Act 10 (The Armed Forces Recruiting Act) all local educational agencies (LEAs) must provide to military recruiters or institutions of higher education, upon request, access to secondary school students” (i.e. juniors and seniors) names, addresses and telephone listings. The state military affairs law requires the release of directory information consisting of a list of senior male and female students by name, home address and telephone number. Act 10 requires the list of graduating Seniors and Juniors be made available to armed forces recruiters at the beginning of the school year, however, military recruiters are entitled to request and receive this information throughout the year.
To ensure compliance with the collective laws, school districts are required to provide names, addresses and telephone listings of junior and senior year students to military recruiters, when requested, unless a parent has “opted out” of providing such information.
Parents wishing to opt out of providing such information regarding their 12th or 11th grade student’s information should do so in writing to the Saucon Valley High School Principal each new school year.