Adoption Date: 7/19/1994, Revised: 6/20/2000; 5/17/16; 5/21/19


A District plan for the K-12 counseling program shall be filed in the District office and made available for public review. This plan shall be subject to annual review, and revised as necessary in the following areas:

a) Identification of counseling program objectives;
b) Activities to accomplish the objectives;
c) Identification of staff members and other resources to accomplish the objectives; and
d) Provisions for the annual assessment of program results.

Counseling Program (K-6)

A coordinated counseling program in grades K-6 shall be developed and implemented to:

a) Prepare students to participate effectively in their current and future educational programs;
b) Help those students exhibiting any attendance, academic, behavioral or adjustment problems;
c) Educate students concerning avoidance of child sexual abuse; and
d) Encourage parental involvement.

Counseling Program (7-12)

A coordinated counseling program in Grades 7-12 shall be developed and implemented including the following activities and services:

a) Each student's educational progress and career plans will be reviewed annually;
b) Instruction at each grade level to help students learn about various careers and career planning skills;
c) Other advisory and counseling assistance which will benefit students such as: helping students develop and implement postsecondary education and career plans; helping those students exhibiting any behavioral or adjustment problems; and encouraging parental involvement; and
d) Employment of personnel certified or licensed as school counselors.

Policy References:
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations
(NYCRR) Section 100.2(j)

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