San Carlos ESD | BP 6164.2 Instruction
The Governing Board desires that the district's counseling program promote academic achievement, serve the diverse needs of district students and, to the extent possible, focus on prevention and early intervention. Students shall be encouraged to arrange a meeting with counseling staff whenever they desire to discuss academic, social or personal problems.
The Board expects academic counseling to help students establish immediate and long-range educational plans, make progress towards achieving proficiency standards, and complete the required curriculum in accordance with their individual needs, abilities and interests. Insofar as possible, parents/guardians shall be included when making educational plans.
Counseling staff also may identify and work with students whose personal problems may prevent them from functioning up to their potential. As appropriate, students shall be informed about agencies that offer qualified professional assistance with chemical dependency, physical or emotional problems, or other personal problems.
Counselors shall respect student confidentiality as appropriate and shall consult with the Superintendent or designee or with the district's legal counsel whenever unsure of how to respond to a student's personal problem. Parental consultation and consent shall be obtained as appropriate.
The Board recognizes the need for a prompt and effective response when students are confronted with a traumatic incident. The Superintendent or designee shall identify crisis counseling resources which may be called upon either to train district staff in appropriate response techniques or to directly help students cope with such tragedies when they occur.
221.5 Prohibited sex discrimination
44266 Pupil personnel services credential
48431 Establishing and maintaining high school guidance and placement program
51513 Personal beliefs
HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
124260 Mental health services; consent by minors age 12 and older
WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 10
503 Military recruiter access to directory information
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
1232g Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
7908 Armed forces recruiter access to students and student recruiting information
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
California Results-Based School Counseling and Student Support Guidelines, 2007
American School Counselor Association: http://www.schoolcounselor.org
California Association of School Counselors: http://www.schoolcounselor-ca.org
California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov
Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov
U.S. Department of Education, access to military recruiters: http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/hottopics/ht10-09-02.html
Policy SAN CARLOS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: November 13, 2003 San Carlos, California