The Every Student Succeeds Act requires high schools to provide to military recruiters, upon request, access to names, addresses, and phone numbers of high school students. Typically, recruiters are requesting information on high school students that will be used for recruiting purposes and college scholarships offered by the military. The law also requires high schools to release information to colleges or other higher learning institutions upon request. In addition, contact (directory) information for graduating seniors is given to picture vendors to facilitate the purchase of senior photographs.
If a parent does not want Hillsborough County Public Schools to disclose this information without prior written consent, complete the Parent Opt-Out Form, and return it to the principal within ten days of reviewing the Code of Conduct. If the school does not receive the signed form within the ten-day period, student directory information will be released upon request to military or college recruiters. If your child is over the age of 18, he or she must sign the form.