In general, conferences with the counselor will be arranged at the student's request. Students should request a conference by signing up outside the counseling office before school, between classes, at lunch, or after school. The counselor will send for the student from class as soon as possible. When sent to the office by a teacher, the student must be accompanied with a pass from that teacher.
The District recognizes that guidance and counseling are an important part of the total program of instruction and should be provided in accordance with state laws and regulations, Kimberly School District policies and procedures, 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:
- Provide staff with meaningful information that can be utilized to improve the educational services offered to individual students.
- Provide students with planned opportunities to develop future career and educational plans.
- Refer students with special needs to appropriate specialists and agencies.
- Aid students in identifying options and making choices about their educational program.
- Assist teachers and administrators in meeting academic, social and emotional needs of students.
- Provide for a follow-up of students who further their education and/or move into the world of work.
- Solicit feedback from students, staff and parents for purposes of program improvement.
- Assist students in developing a sense of belonging and self-respect.
All staff shall encourage students to explore and develop their individual interests in career and vocational technical programs and employment opportunities without regard to gender, race, marital status, national origin or handicapping conditions, including reasonable efforts and encouraging students to consider and explore "nontraditional" occupations.
I.C. § 33-1212 Elementary school counselors
IDAPA 08.02.03.108 Guidance Programs
First Reading: 11/26/02
Adopted on: 1/28/03