As you may know, the Chancellor has passed a new regulation on military recruitment in schools. (A-825) Despite the fact that many of the items in this regulation have been DoE policy for a number of years, there has been much confusion and misinformation, making implementation difficult and inconsistent. Codifying these policies into a single regulation should help to clarify school’s rights and responsibilities in regards to military recruitment.
This web site is designed to provide information and tools to make it easier for schools to implement this regulation.
One of the requirements of the regulation is that each school develop a plan for how the regulation will be implemented. This plan is to be included in the School & Youth Development Consolidated Plan. There is considerable latitude, both in the regulation and in the section of the NCLB, (which contains the requirements which prompted the need for this regulation in the first place) as to how schools can shape their plan. Yet school staff may not have the time or resources to do in depth research on the actual parameters of the regulation.
So we have developed a template to make it easier for schools to develop a plan which both meets the requirements of this regulation and the needs of their individual schools. It includes options which range from the minimum a school must do to be in compliance with the regulation to the strictest interpretation which allows schools the greatest control over recruitment activities on their campuses. You can “mix and match” as is most appropriate to the needs of your school community.
The regulation requires that each principal designate a point person to ensure that this plan is being carried out, to answer any questions about recruitment in the school and to report and follow up on any problems or incidents involving recruiters or the implementation of the school’s plan. FAQ’s and useful resources that will make it easier for the point person to carry out these tasks are available here.
In addition, the regulation requires that each principal appoint someone to “provide guidance” to students on issues of military recruitment and institutions of higher learning. Most schools have guidance counselors and/or college advisors who can assist students with information about institutions of higher learning. But they may not have similar knowledge about the issues involved in enlisting in the military.
Basic information that is necessary to provide guidance to students who are considering enlistment in the armed forces is available here. The materials in this packet include relevant FAQ’s, current and accurate facts and figures, a copy of the enlistment agreement and suggested questions to help students make informed decisions about their futures.
We are also available to provide workshops and/or training for staff and/or students.
Please feel free to contact us for further information or if you have specific questions about the Chancellor’ Regulation, guidance for students or reporting problems with a recruiter.
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