Minnesota - School Counseling—elementary grade levels (K-8): Programs and Services

Area: 
Programs And Services
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law encourages the provision of school counseling or guidance services in elementary grade levels (K-8).

Minnesota Statutes 2018 Education Code, Chapter 121A Student rights, responsibilities, and behaviors 121A.39 School counselors

(a) A school district is strongly encouraged to have an adequate student-to-counselor ratio for its students beginning in the 2015-2016 school year and later.

(b) A school counselor shall assist a student in meeting the requirements for high school graduation, college and career exploration, and selection, college affordability planning, and successful transitions into postsecondary education or training.

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