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(105 ILCS 5/10-20.5a)
(from Ch. 122, par. 10-20.5a)
Access to high school campus.
(a) For school districts maintaining grades 10 through 12,
to provide, on an equal
basis, and consistent with the federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act,
access to a high school campus and student directory
to the official recruiting representatives of
the armed forces of Illinois and the United States, and State public institutions of higher education for the purpose of informing
students of educational and career opportunities
if the board has provided such access to persons or groups whose purpose
is to acquaint students with educational or occupational opportunities
to them. The board is not required to give greater notice regarding the
right of access to recruiting representatives than is given to other persons
In this Section, "directory information" means a high school student's
name, address, and telephone number.
(b) If a student or his or her parent or guardian submits a signed,
written request to the high school before the end of the student's sophomore
year (or if the student is a transfer student, by another time set
high school) that indicates that the student or his or her parent or
not want the student's directory information to be provided to official
recruiting representatives under subsection (a) of this Section, the high
school may not provide access to the student's directory information to
these recruiting representatives. The high school shall notify its
students and their parents or guardians of the provisions of this
(c) A high school may require official recruiting representatives of
the armed forces of Illinois and the United States to pay a fee for copying
and mailing a student's directory information in an amount that is not
more than the actual costs incurred by the high school.
(d) Information received by an official recruiting representative
under this Section may be used only to provide information to students
concerning educational and career opportunities
and may not be released to a person who is not involved in recruiting
students for the armed forces of Illinois or the United States, or State institutions of higher education.
(e) By January 1, 2024, student directory information shall be made electronically accessible through a secure centralized data system for official recruiting representatives of the armed forces of Illinois and the United States, and State public institutions of higher education.
(Source: P.A. 103-204, eff. 1-1-24