Education commissioner hopes to keep military recruiting opt-out available

Creating pathways to college is a clear goal for the governing board at the San Francisco Unified School District.

On Tuesday night, the Board of Education will discuss and vote on another pathway by protecting students' privacy from military recruitment.

Currently, the district allows families to opt in or out of the Joint Advertising Market Research Studies, a military recruitment database that purchases personal information on individuals ages 16 to 25 for military recruitment purposes.

According to board of education Commissioner Sandra Lee Fewer, who introduced the resolution, 90 percent of families opt out of JAMRS.

By renewing and continuing to offer the opt-out forms, students will have increased opportunities to investigate college scholarships, college eligibility exams and other opportunities to get accepted and attend college, according to the resolution.

Last year, the district approved the A-G requirements to ensure students have more options to go to college.

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