Montana: Parents call on school board to reign in recruiters


Gotta love the headline, “Community fires first shot against military recruiters in schools.” From the Sandy Post:

Members of the Oregon Trail School Board heard testimony from two Sandy residents who oppose military recruiters in schools at the district’s Monday, Aug. 13, board meeting.

Peter Wylie and Patty Caldwell called for the board to possibly ban military recruiters, offer an opt-out form to prevent recruiters from acquiring student information and provide equal access to counter-recruitment information.

“We need to put the opt-out form in the hands of every student and mail an opt-out form to every family in the district,” Wylie said. “Or you could just not let recruiters into the high school at all. In times like these we don’t need our children to be sucked into a war by military recruiters.”

The board is expected to revisit the issue at a future meeting and possibly form a policy concerning military recruiters. The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the City Council chambers at City Hall, 39250 Pioneer Blvd.


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