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Addressing Military Disclosure for High School Students

WHEREAS, public high school students have expressed concerns that public school systems might be forced under the threat of sanction or loss of federal funding to release personal information to U.S. Military recruiters without proper authorization from students or their parents; and

WHEREAS, applicable laws and regulations give students the right to opt-out from disclosure of information to military recruiters; and

WHEREAS, laws and regulations provide that for those students who do not opt-out, the only information that may be disclosed to military recruiters is the student's name, address and listed phone number; now

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NAACP urges the Department of Education to ensure that all schools abide strictly by the laws and regulations limiting or prohibiting disclosure of information concerning high school students to the U.S. Military recruiters; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that schools promptly notify parents whenever they send the name of a student to the Department of Defense; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that local and state, NAACP units implement an awareness program teaching families (including legal guardians and/or whom ever is eligible to act) how to have their students opt-out of the program.