Kent City Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

2411 - GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING

The Board of Education requires that a planned program of guidance and counseling be an integral part of the educational program of the District. Such a program should:

 A.assist students in achieving their optimum growth;

 B.enable students to draw the greatest benefit from the offerings of the instructional program of the schools;

 C.aid students in identifying options and making choices in vocational and academic educational planning;

 D.assist students in career awareness and planning;

 E.help integrate all the student's experience so that s/he can better relate school activity to life outside the school;

 F.help students learn to make their own decisions and solve problems independently.

A program of guidance and/or counseling shall be offered to students in grades three (3) through twelve (12) and shall include the services of professional guidance personnel and other designated faculty and staff members who provide employment counseling and placement services to students who do not intend to enroll in an institution of higher learning after graduation or desire employment in conjunction with their continued education.

The Superintendent is directed to implement the counseling and guidance program which carries out these purposes and:

 A.involves appropriate staff members at every level;

 B.honors the individuality of each student;

 C.is integrated with the total educational program;

 D.is coordinated with available resources of the community;

 E.cooperates with parents and recognizes their concern and ideas for the development of their children;

 F.provides means for such sharing of information among such appropriate staff members as may be in the best interests of the student;

 G.provides an appropriate amount of time and effort shall be given to providing guidance and counseling services to those students sixteen (16) to nineteen (19) years of age who do not intend to enroll in an institution of higher education after graduating from high school or who require or desire employment in connection with their continued education;

 H.establishes a referral system which utilizes all the aid the schools and community offer, guards the privacy of the student, and monitors the effectiveness of such referrals.

M.C.L.A. 380.1233A, 380.1172