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Title XLVIII
K-20 EDUCATION CODE
Chapter 1003
PUBLIC K-12 EDUCATION
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F.S. 1003.451
1003.451 Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps; military recruiters; access to public school campuses.
(1) A school district may not ban any branch of the United States Armed Forces or the United States Department of Homeland Security from establishing, maintaining, or operating a unit of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at a public high school in the district.
(2)(a) A school district shall allow a student attending a public high school in the district to enroll in the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at another public high school in the district unless:
1. The student’s school offers the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps for any branch of the United States Armed Forces or United States Department of Homeland Security;
2. The student does not meet the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps’ minimum enrollment qualifications; or
3. Scheduling of the student’s courses of study does not allow the student to attend the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at another public high school in the district.
(b) This subsection does not require a school district to provide transportation for a student to attend the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at another public high school in the district.
(3)(a) A school district shall grant military recruiters of the United States Armed Forces and United States Department of Homeland Security the same access to secondary school students, and to school facilities and grounds, which the district grants to postsecondary educational institutions or prospective employers of students.
(b) A school district shall, as required in 20 U.S.C. s. 7908(a)(1), grant military recruiters access to the names, addresses, and telephone listings of secondary school students, except, the district shall comply with a student’s or parent’s request under 20 U.S.C. s. 7908(a)(2) or s. 1002.22 not to release the student’s information without prior written parental consent.
(4) The State Board of Education shall enforce this section under s. 1008.32.
History.s. 1, ch. 2008-73; s. 6, ch. 2009-239; s. 5, ch. 2014-21; s. 43, ch. 2014-39.