State Board Adopts Student Information Disclosure Policy

August 21, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.Va. Parents have the right to choose not to allow their child’s information be provided to military recruiters, thanks to the adoption on State Board Policy 4350. The West Virginia Board of Education adopted the policy during its August meeting. The policy, which requires counties to provide student information to military recruiters, brings the state into compliance with the federal No Child Left Behind Act.  

Policy 4350 requires all county boards of education to provide to military recruiters, upon request, the names, addresses and telephone listings of any secondary school student unless their parent/guardian has advised the county board that they do not want their student's information disclosed without prior written consent.  

“No Child Left Behind mandates that military recruiters have access to this information, but we believe that parents should be notified of this mandate and their right to opt out of having the information disclosed without prior written consent,” said State Schools Superintendent Dr. David Stewart.  

No Child Left Behind was passed in 2001, and was signed into law in January 2002.

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