This text is from section 9528 on pages 559 and 560 of the
670-page reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA),
commonly known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001:
SEC. 9528. ARMED FORCES RECRUITER ACCESS TO STUDENTS AND STUDENT RECRUITING
(1) ACCESS TO STUDENT RECRUITING INFORMATION- Notwithstanding section
444(a)(5)(B) of the General Education Provisions Act and except as provided
in paragraph (2), each local educational agency receiving assistance under
this Act shall provide, on a request made by military recruiters or an
institution of higher education, access to secondary school students names,
addresses, and telephone listings.
(2) CONSENT- A secondary school student or the parent of the student may
request that the studentís name, address, and telephone listing described in
paragraph (1) not be released without prior written parental consent, and
the local educational agency or private school shall notify parents of the
option to make a request and shall comply with any request.
(3) SAME ACCESS TO STUDENTS- Each local educational agency receiving
assistance under this Act shall provide military recruiters the same access
to secondary school students as is provided generally to post secondary
educational institutions or to prospective employers of those students.
(b) NOTIFICATION- The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of
Defense, shall, not later than 120 days after the date of enactment of the
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, notify principals, school administrators,
and other educators about the requirements of this section.
(c) EXCEPTION- The requirements of this section do not apply to a private
secondary school that maintains a religious objection to service in the
Armed Forces if the objection is verifiable through the corporate or other
organizational documents or materials of that school.
(d) SPECIAL RULE- A local educational agency prohibited by Connecticut State
law (either explicitly by statute or through statutory interpretation by the
State Supreme Court or State Attorney General) from providing military
recruiters with information or access as required by this section shall have
until May 31, 2002, to comply with that requirement. Special amendment