This morning, the William S. Hart School District extended an apology to Bret and Linda Greening, the two parents who were unhappy that an Air Force recruiter came to speak in their son’s Graphic Arts class without their knowledge.
The Greening’s son is only 14 years old, and they did not see how a Military recruiter’s talking to a Graphic Arts class could benefit the learning process.
Today, Assistant Superintendent Leslie Crunelle called the Greenings to inform them that the district will be having a meeting to discuss Military personnel on High School campuses.
Crunelle also told the Greenings that future visits by Military recruiters would most likely be limited to ROTC functions and “Career Day’s.”
The Graphic Arts teacher was the one who invited the recruiter to the school, and the Greenings were dismayed at the fact that seemingly, no one else knew the recruiter was there.
Assistant Superintendent Crunelle also stated that district policy is that all visitors sign in at the office, military or not.
The move comes relatively swiftly, as the news broke on the matter yesterday.
It prompted many to question the techniques of Military recruiters, however the Air Force Supervisor that oversees the recruiter in question, said that usually they do not try to recruit students under the age of 17.
Military recruiters are allowed on High School campuses but in what specific scenarios they should be allowed to speak, will be discussed at a future Hart District meeting.
To read the original story that KHTS posted, which includes the details of the incident, click here.