Chapter 71 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following section:-
Section 98. (a) Each city, town, regional school district, charter school or vocational school district shall provide notice to each student and to the parent or guardian of each student enrolled at a secondary school that, in accordance with federal law, the student or the parent or guardian of the student may request that the student’s name, address, and telephone number not be released to military recruiters.
(b) The notice shall:
(i) Be included in a clear and conspicuous manner and in the same size type as the other statements on the card requesting emergency contact information that is distributed by the school or school district to each student or parent or guardian of the student; and
(ii) Request that the student or the parent or guardian of the student indicate if the student’s name, address, and telephone number is not to be released to military recruiters by checking the box “Do not release contact information”.
(c) On or before October 1 and March 1 of each school year, the board in each school district shall submit a list to the department of elementary and secondary education that includes the name, address, and telephone number of each student whose contact information is not released to military recruiters pursuant to subsection (a).
(d) Each public school in the commonwealth that administers the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, hereinafter “ASVAB”, shall choose “Option 8” as the score reporting option for military recruiter contact to prohibit the general release of any student information to military recruiters.
(e) Each public school that administers the ASVAB shall:
(i) Send a written notice to the ASVAB representative coordinating the school’s administration of the ASVAB of the requirement set forth in paragraph (2) of this subsection; and
(ii) Notify students taking the ASVAB and the parent or guardian of students taking the ASVAB of the release of student information requirements in this subsection.
A student or a student’s parent or guardian may choose to release the student’s personal information and ASVAB scores to recruiting representatives of the military services by individually submitting the required forms to the military services authorizing the release of the information.
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