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Brief Description: Regarding access to K-12 campuses for occupational or educational information.
Sponsors: Representative Bailey.
Hearing Date: 2/4/11
Staff: Cece Clynch (786-7195).
State law provides that if a school board provides access to the campus and student information directory to people or groups that make students aware of occupational or educational options, then the board must provide the same access to military recruiters for the purpose of informing students of educational and career opportunities in the military.
Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, school districts that receive federal funds must provide military recruiters the same access to secondary school students that is provided to post-secondary educational institutions or to prospective employers.
Summary of Bill:
If a school board provides campus access to people or groups for the purpose of making students aware of occupational or educational options, including those in the military, the school board must provide the people or groups an opportunity to access the campus on at least three separate dates during the school year. Each of the three dates must be separated by at least one month.
Fiscal Note: Not requested.
Effective Date: The bill takes effect 90 days after adjournment of the session in which the bill is passed.