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Policy No. 2140

The district recognizes that guidance and counseling is an important part of the total program of instruction and should be provided in accordance with state laws and regulations, district policies and regulations, and available staff and program support.

The general goal of this program is to help students achieve the greatest personal value from their educational opportunities. Such a program should:

  1. provide staff with meaningful information which can be utilized to improve the educational services offered to individual students.
  2. provide students with planned opportunities to develop future career and educational plans.
  3. refer students with special needs to appropriate specialists and agencies.
  4. aid students in identifying options and making choices about their educational program.
  5. assist teachers and administrators in identifying the academic, social and emotional needs of students.
  6. provide for a follow-up of students who further their education and/or move into the world of work.
  7. solicit feedback from students, staff, and parents for purposes of program improvement.

All staff shall encourage students to explore and develop their individual interests in career and vocational-technical programs and employment opportunities without regard to sex including reasonable efforts encouraging students to consider and explore "nontraditional" occupations for men and women.

The superintendent will work with the staff, community and appropriate agencies to develop, implement and regularly evaluate this program.

The superintendent is authorized to develop and implement the necessary regulations for the administration of this policy.

Legal References:

  • RCW 28A.640.020 Regulating guidelines to eliminate discrimination-Scope
  • WAC 180-16-240(2d) Supplemental program standards
  • WAC 392-190-015 Counseling and guidance—Duty of certificated & classroom

Adoption Date: 1/27/00

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