The Solicitation of Students is the lifeblood of a private school. Public schools are aided by geographically drawn attendance zones that predictably provide a given student enrollment base. Unlike public schools, private and parochial schools have no predictable student enrollment base because families choose private and parochial schools for a variety of reasons other than geographic location. Parental choices related to religious affiliation, parental participation, class size, academic programs, faculty and staff do not provide a guaranteed student enrollment base for the financial survival of member schools. Therefore, it is essential for member schools to have adequate practices of solicitation in order to persuade families to choose their school to educate their children.
However, there are acceptable and unacceptable methods of attracting students to your school. This module will discuss the difference between proper and improper solicitation as well as defining the violations of inducement and tampering.