The Board of Education believes that guidance programs are an integral part of the total educational experience. Guidance programs shall be offered for all students 7-12 to ensure all students’ effective participation in their current and future educational programs. It shall be a primary objective of the Board to actively foster the maximal development of a comprehensively effective program within the confines of fiscal capability.
In grades 7-12, the guidance program shall provide the following services:
1. an annual review of each student’s educational progress and career plans;
2. instruction at each grade level to help students learn about curriculum options and careers;
3. individual and/or group counseling assistance to help students develop and implement postsecondary
education and career plans;
4. encouragement of parental involvement; and
5. individual or group counseling assistance to help students who exhibit any attendance, academic, behavioral
or adjustment problems.
Counselors, routinely dealing in confidential matters, bear, as a consequence, certain professional and ethical responsibilities. While holding the interests of students paramount, counselors must, nevertheless, be cognizant of, and give in depth consideration to, the areas of parental, scholastic and community concern. These multiple relationships, which ultimately deal with mutual trust and respect, place professional guidance personnel in significantly responsible positions; positions requiring parameters of the very highest order of ethical personal and professional conduct.
Ref: 8 NYCRR §100.2(j)
Adoption date: January 1, 1993