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.