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TACOMA: Deadline near on military recruiters

Letter by Nancy Lee Farrell, Tacoma on Sep. 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm | 10 Comments »
September 13, 2012 1:13 pm

On page 59 of the Tacoma Public Schools Handbook for Parents is a form for parents to check a box if they don’t want their children’s contact information given to military recruiters. If this item is not checked and returned to school offices by Sept. 30, a student’s information is automatically given to military recruiters.

Parents should be there when their children talks with recruiters. If recruiters talk to students without a parent present, important details and questions may be left out.

Most parents don’t want well-trained salespeople meeting with students alone. This is their chance to tell the school not to release contact information.

We all want to serve our country. Americorps/Vista and Job Corps are some of many alternative opportunities. School guidance offices have this information.

But check that box and send it to the school office by Sept. 30.

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