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6:270 Guidance and Counseling Program

The School District provides guidance and counseling programs for students.  The Superintendent or designee shall direct the District's guidance and counseling programs. School counseling services, as described by State law, may be performed by a qualified specialist or any certificated staff member. 

Each staff member is responsible for effectively guiding students under his/her supervision in order to provide early identification of intellectual, emotional, social, or physical needs, diagnosis of any learning disabilities, and development of educational potential.  The District's counselors shall offer counseling to those students who require additional assistance.

The guidance program will assist students to identify career options consistent with their abilities, interests, and personal values.  Students shall be encouraged to seek the help of counselors to develop specific curriculum goals that conform to the student's career objectives.  High school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to receive career-oriented information.  Representatives from colleges and universities, occupational training institutions and career-oriented recruiters, including the military, may be given access to the school campus in order to provide students and parent(s)/guardian(s) with information. 

LEGAL REF.:  105 ILCS 5/10-22.24a and 5/10-22.24b.
23 Ill. Admin. Code § 1.420(q).

CROSS REF.:  6:50 (School Wellness), 6:65 (Student Social and Emotional Development), 6:110 (Programs for Students at Risk of Academic Failure and/or Dropping Out of School), 6:120 (Education of Children with Disabilities), 6:130 (Program for the Gifted), 7:100 (Health, Eye, and Dental Examinations; Immunizations; and Exclusion of Students), 7:290 (Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention)

ADOPTED:  November 22, 2004

REVISED:    January 28, 2013
January 25, 2016