All recruiters must comply with the following guidelines:
a. Except when attending a centralized school career/college fair or making an administrative visit, recruiters must contact schools prior to their visit to schedule specific times to be on campus.
b. All recruiting organizations are limited to visiting a school twice each school year, except for centralized school career/college fair or visits with school personnel.
c. All recruiters must sign in and out in the school’s main office each time they visit the campus.
d. Recruiters shall not have unfettered access to students in classrooms, cafeterias, gyms, or other areas of the school.
e. No recruiting activity is permitted that would disrupt the conduct of normal school activities or interfere with pupils.
f. Recruiters shall limit all recruiting activities to a specific confined space on the campus (such as an office or next to an outside table); recruiters may not roam the campus or school grounds. Recruiters may not pursue or approach students; recruiting activities may only be directed at students who affirmatively approach the recruiter for information.
g. Recruiters visiting schools shall not at any time solicit contact information directly from students or require it as a condition to participate in an activity or receive an award or gift. Recruiters may provide their contact information to students who wish to get in touch with them outside of school.
h. All recruiters must clearly identify the organization that they are recruiting for: military recruiters must be in uniform, and all other recruiters must wear identification that similarly indicates the organization that they are recruiting for.
i. Displays of weapons are not permitted at any time, including weapons simulators.
j. Violations of these guidelines can result in the loss of school access.
In addition to the above recruiter guidelines, schools may no longer administer the military's aptitude test (the ASVAB) unless it is done under ASVAB release option 8, which specifies that test information may not be used for recruiting purposes.
The key to winning this campaign, which lasted over a year, was the dedication of many students, parents and the community groups who supported them, including Project YANO, MEChA, ARSO, ARE, ACLU, and the Privacy Rts. Clearinghouse. Another key factor was school board members who were sensitive to the concerns expressed by those who were most affected by the lack of recruiting guidelines (Richard Barrera, John Lee Evans, Shelia Jackson, and the policy sponsor, John de Beck).
To see how the campaign was waged, see the links below.