Changing School District Policies
Activists in a number of communities across the U.S. have succeeded in gaining restrictions on recruiting at the school district level.
Some school districts are governed by popularly elected boards, others are governed by boards or administrations appointed by city mayors. Each of these can require a different approach.
Here are some recommended links available to better inform you on changing school policies. This is a work in progress and NNOMY will be adding new documents as they are prepared and as policies change that effect enlistment. Check back periodically.
As examples, below are links to accounts written by activists who succeeded in getting policies passed by elected school boards. They contain advice and lessons that can be useful in any campaign directed at a governing board.
- JROTC Shooting Ranges, San Diego, CA
- Opt-out and ASVAB Policies, Monterey, CA
- Click here to view samples policies from various school districts
- Current Policies/Campaigns
- Changing Local Laws/ Ordinances
A guide to working with School Boards
Articles on the web:
- Students Rally Against Military Recruitment on Campus - Harvard Law Record
- School Policies in Other Cities - YaYa Network (archived)
- Army recruiters respond to new school policy - counter-recruitment