US Department of Education and US Department of Defense require High Schools to Disclose Student Information (SIS)

Legislation passed by Congress requires high schools to provide military recruiters, upon request, the names, addresses and phone numbers of juniors and seniors. This legislation was designed to help recruiters share with young Americans information about potential military opportunities including scholarships. This new requirement is contained in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the National Defense Authorization Act for the Fiscal Year of 2002. Both laws override any previous restrictions found in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act about disclosing student information to military recruiters. In compliance with this requirement upon receiving a request from an armed service recruiter, Cornerstone Charter School will make available personal information including full legal name, home address and home phone number for students age 16 and up. Parents and students may “opt out” or object to information being released according to Subpart 2, Other Provisions, sec. 9528 of the No Child Left Behind Act. “A secondary school student or the parent of the student may request that the student’s name, address, and telephone listing 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.” For your convenience, Cornerstone Charter School will make available a form to be completed by the student or parent when wishing to withhold information, as described in paragraph 4, at all of the Cornerstone Charter School sites.