By law, if military recruiters request contact information (name, address, phone number) for 11th- or 12th-grade students, the Chicago Public Schools is required to provide that information unless parents choose to block it. (CPS does not provide information for 9th- or 10th-grade students.) Colleges and universities also may request student information and parents may block that information as well.
Guaranteeing the privacy rights of CPS students
By completing and returning the opt-out form, parents may block the release of contact information to military recruiters, colleges and universities, or both. The opt-out form requires the student's 8-digit CPS identification number, which can be found on their report card or school identification badge. Please be sure to record the 8-digit ID number on the form accurately.
The deadline for juniors and seniors to submit their opt out forms is Dec. 1, 2011.
Once a student's name has been placed on the opt-out list, the name stays on that list unless the parent or student specifically requests that it be removed. If, during the 2009-2010 or 2010-2011 school year, you requested that your child's name be placed on the opt-out list, it is not necessary to send in a form for the new school year. Your contact information already is being withheld from military recruiters and/or higher learning institutions.
The deadline to submit this form is Dec. 1, 2011. Opt-out forms are available for download in three languages below.
Opt-out form: English | Spanish | Polish
If you have questions about how the opt-out file is created and maintained, please call (773) 553-2150. If you have questions about CPS policy related to the release of student information or equal access to high school campuses, please contact your child's school or read the Chicago Board of Education's recruiter access policy.
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