For the purpose of this Policy only, the following definitions apply:
- “Recruiter” means an entity with information for high school students about a college or university; trade school or apprenticeship; scholarship, grant or loan; or other post-secondary-school vocational or career opportunity. Recruiters include college recruiters, prospective employers, military recruiters and entities that offer information on alternatives to military careers.
- “Career Information” means factual material designed to help students make an informed decision whether or where to continue their education, seek job training, or get a job.
- “Career Information Site” means a bulletin board in a counseling office or other area of the school that is accessible to students or a location on the school’s website where career information can be posted for viewing by students.
- “Directory Information” means a high school student’s name, address and telephone number.
II. Release of Directory Information to Institutions of Higher Education and Military Recruiters
- Requests for Directory Information: Institutions of higher education and military recruiters may request Directory Information on high school seniors and juniors only by submitting a written request to the Department of Policy and Procedures, 1 North Dearborn, 9th floor, Chicago, IL 60602. All requests by higher education and military recruiters for the release of Directory Information must be submitted to Department of Policy and Procedures for handling. Recruiters may not request individual high schools to release Directory Information on their students. Release of Directory Information will not occur prior to the completion of the opt-out process noted in Section II.B. below.
- Opt-Out: Parents, guardians, and students age 18 and older must use the Directory and Recruiter Information Opt-Out Form if they would like to opt-out of the distribution of their student’s directory information. This form must be distributed by schools to parents/guardians. Parents, guardians, and students age 18 and older that want to opt-out of the distribution of their student’s directory information must submit the Directory and Recruiter Information Opt-Out Form to their school. School officials must enter the responses into the Student Information System when received. The opt-out request must include the student’s name, school, and CPS identification number.
Opt-out requests must be submitted before December 1st.
III. Recruiters Access to High Schools and District-Wide Events
IV. Recruiter Conduct
- Any violation of this Policy must be reported to the principal or the Department of Policy and Procedure.
- Any employee who violates this Policy will be subject to discipline under the Employee Discipline and Due Process Policy.
- If a principal finds that a Recruiter has violated this Policy, they must deliver written notice of the violation to the Recruiter, explaining that additional violations may result in the Recruiter’s exclusion from the school. In the event of repeated violations of this policy, the Principal may exclude the Recruiter, or any of their individual agents for the remainder of the school year.
- If the principal determines that a Recruiter is interfering with the educational process or creating a nuisance that interferes with students’ peaceful enjoyment of school activities, the principal may withdraw permission for the Recruiter to access school facilities and/or direct the Recruiter to leave the premises. After taking either action, the principal must notify the Recruiter and the Department of Policy and Procedure, in writing, of the reason for the action.
Any Recruiter who is denied access to the school, or who disagrees with any restriction imposed by the principal, may make a written appeal to the Department of Policy and Procedure. The Department of Policy and Procedure must decide the appeal within five school days and that decision will be final.
|Legal References||10 U.S.C. 503, 20 U.S.C. 1232g-h, 7908; 105 ILCS 5/10-20.5a, 5/34-18(16), 10/6.|
|Public Comment||Pursuant to Board Rule 2-6 this Policy was subject to Public Comment from 11/16/20 – 12/16/20|