Guidance programs will be available for all students in grades K-12 to ensure effective participation in their current and future educational programs.
In grades K-5, the guidance program shall be designed in coordination with the teaching staff to prepare students’ educational programs, to help students who exhibit any attendance, academic, behavioral or adjustment problems, to educate students concerning avoidance of child sexual abuse, and to encourage parental involvement.
In grades 6-12, the guidance program shall include the following activities or services:
1. an annual review of each student’s educational progress and career plans, with such reviews to be conducted with each student individually or with small groups by personnel certified as school counselors;
2. instruction to help students learn about various careers and about career planning skills conducted by personnel certified as school counselors, or by classroom teachers in cooperation with school counselors;
3. other advisory and individual or group counseling assistance to enable student to benefit from the curriculum, to help students develop and implement post-secondary education and career plans, to help students who exhibit any attendance, academic, behavioral, or adjustment problems and to encourage parental involvement, provided that advisory assistance shall be provided by teachers or counselors, or by certified teaching assistants under the supervision of counselors or teachers, and that such individual or group counseling assistance shall be provided by certified school psychologists in cooperation with school counselors; and
4. the services of personnel certified as school counselors.
The Superintendent of Schools shall provide for the development of a district plan which shall present guidance program objectives, describe expectations of what students will learn from the program, activities to accomplish the objectives, specification of staff members and other resources assigned to accomplish the objectives, and provision for the annual assessment of program results. The plan shall be reviewed annually by the school district, and revisions shall be made as necessary.
8 NYCRR §100.2(j)