112.  GUIDANCE COUNSELING - Pg.

112.  GUIDANCE COUNSELING

1.        Purpose

      Title 22

      Sec. 4.34

A guidance counseling program is an integral part of the instructional program of district schools. Such a program can:

  1. Assist students in achieving their optimum potential

  1. Enable students to significantly benefit from the offerings of the

               instructional program.

  1. Identify intellectual, emotional, social and physical needs.

  1. Aid students in recognizing options and making choices in vocational and

               academic educational planning.

  1. Assist students in identifying career options consistent with their abilities

               and goals.

  1. Help students learn to make their own decisions and to solve problems

   independently.

2.        Authority

        Title 22

        Sec. 4.34, 12.41

The Board directs that students shall be provided a program of guidance and counseling which involves the coordinated efforts of all staff members, under the professional leadership of certificated guidance and counseling personnel.

3.        Delegation of         Responsibility

The Superintendent or designee is directed to implement and maintain a guidance program that serves the needs of students.

4.         Guidelines

The district's program of guidance counseling shall:

  1. Be an integral part of the instructional program at all levels of the school

   district.

  1. Involve staff members at every appropriate level.

  1. Honor the individuality of each student.

        Title 22

      Sec. 12.16

  1. Be coordinated with services provided by locally available social and

   human services agencies.

        Pol. 103

  1. Cooperate with parents/guardians and address their concerns regarding the

   development of their child.

      Pol. 207

      Pol. 103, 103.1

  1. Provide means for sharing information among appropriate staff members in

   the best interests of the student.

  1. Be available equally to all students.

  1. Establish a referral system that utilizes resources offered by the school and

               community, guards the privacy of the student, and monitors the

               effectiveness of such referrals.

References:

State Board of Education Regulations – 22 PA Code Sec. 4.34, 12.16, 12.41

Board Policy – 103, 103.1, 146, 207

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