Group Seeks To Limit Access Of Military Recruiters To Local Schools

A group of concerned community members wants to limit the access military recruiters have to local students and schools.

This community group including both parents of students and war veterans spoke at the School District 51 meeting Tuesday night. They believe the military has too much access to students, but
the “No Child Left Behind Act” says that the military can have a presence and openly recruit in schools.

The parents and community members feel that students lack the maturity to handle these types of choices wisely and that the recruiters may only tell them the pros of joining the military. The group asked that the school board look into restricting the time and place military recruiters can be in school and give parents notice ahead of time.

Jeff Kirtland with School District 51 says the District has its hands tied on the issue since it is a Federal Law in the "No Child Left Behind Act", but says the school board will look into it.

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