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School Campus Visits by Recruiters

As used in this procedural directive, “post-secondary recruiter” means a person who recruits students to enroll in a school, college or university; to join a branch of the armed services; or to join a business, firm or other employment.

As used in this procedural directive, “directory information” means students’ names, addresses, telephone numbers, current grade, and graduation year.

Elementary and Secondary Education Act mandates that, upon request by a military recruiter, school districts provide access to all currently enrolled secondary school students’ directory information except in instances when the student has “opted out” of release of directory information. A parent, legal guardian, or a student who is emancipated or a secondary school student who is at least eighteen years of age may request that the student’s directory information not be released to any military or post-secondary recruiter by submitting an online opt-out request. The district shall notify students and parents, legal guardians, or a student who is emancipated, or who is at least 18 years old, of the option to withhold directory information. The district shall comply with these “opt-out” requests regarding the release of student directory information.


Through the annual notification process, the district shall provide notice reflecting the federal mandate to release secondary students’ directory information to post-secondary recruiters, including military recruiters. The annual notification process shall include an option for parents, or legal guardians, or students who are emancipated or who are at least 18 years old to opt out of any student directory information release to post-secondary recruiters.

Background Checks

All non-Albuquerque Public School personnel shall obtain a district background check prior to meeting with students on school campuses unless they are under direct supervision of a certified Albuquerque Public Schools employee.

Recruiter Visits On Secondary School Campuses

Post-secondary recruiters wishing to visit a secondary school campus shall adhere to the following standards of conduct:

  1. Clearly identify the purpose of the school visit as a military or post-secondary recruiting visit and the type of programs and/or activities to be offered and/or discussed on the school campus. 
  2. Meet with the district or school’s designee to review expectations and parameters for secondary school visits.
  3. Contact the individual secondary school’s designee to review expectations and parameters of secondary school visits.
  4. Schedule with  the secondary school in advance of any visit to the school campus to engage in recruiting activities.
  5. Comply with school and district requirements to sign in as a visitor and sign out when leaving the school campus.
  6. Comply with requirements to record visits and information in the school’s “Recruitment Visits” log.
  7. Remain in administratively approved and provided locations that are publicly visible and accessible, such as student centers, classrooms or cafeterias, and to be subject to supervision by school staff while on school campuses.
  8. Under no circumstances may a post-secondary recruiter take a student off school campus during the academic day.

Access to School Campuses

Each school shall record all requests for visits from secondary and post-secondary recruiters and community services groups a school campus. Each school shall identify the organization, date of the request, date of the requested visit, the reason for the visit, the organization’s contact information and the decision, including rationale, made by the principal, or school designee, to either approve or deny the visit. If approval for a visit is granted, the school shall record the visit identifying the organization, the date and time of the visit, the reason for the visit and the organization’s contact information.

Denial of Visits

Albuquerque Public Schools reserves the right to deny post-secondary recruiters and community service groups access to school campuses and students if a post-secondary recruiter or community service group demonstrates noncompliance with this procedural directive.

Administrative Position: 

  • Associate Superintendents of Leadership and Learning
  • Chief of Schools

Department Director: 

  • Executive Director of Student, Parent and Employee Service Center

  • Custodian of Public Records
  • Senior Director of Counseling
  • School Principals


Legal Cross Ref.:  

  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Protection of Pupil’s Rights Act
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Inspection of Public Records Act
  • Private Colleges Act-Disclose Cost, Debt and Earning

  • Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 and Truth in Lending

Board Policy Cross Ref.: 

Procedural Directive Cross Ref.:   


NSBA/NEPN Classification: KLMA

Approved: December 2005
Reviewed: April 30, 2010
Revised: May 14, 2010
Reviewed: May 4, 2022
Revised: May 13, 2022