Nevada - School Counseling—secondary grade levels (9-12): Programs and Services

Area: 
Programs And Services
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law encourages the provision of school counseling or guidance services in secondary grade levels (9-12).

Nevada Revised Statutes 385A.220. Personnel employed by school district; designation of categories of personnel.

  1. The annual report of accountability prepared pursuant to NRS 385A.070 must include information on personnel, including, without limitation:

    • (a) The total number of persons employed for each elementary school, middle school or junior high school, and high school in the district, including, without limitation, each charter school sponsored by the district. Each such person must be reported as either an administrator, a teacher or other staff and must not be reported in more than one category.
    • (b) In addition to the total number of persons employed by each school in each category, the number of employees in each of the three categories for each school expressed as a percentage of the total number of persons employed by the school.
    • (c) The total number of persons employed by the school district, including without limitation, each charter school sponsored by the district. Each such person must be reported as either an administrator, a teacher or other staff and must not be reported in more than one category.
    • (d) In addition to the total number of persons employed by the school district in each category, the number of employees in each of the three categories expressed as a percentage of the total number of persons employed by the school district.
  2. As used in this section:

    • (a) “Administrator” means a person who spends at least 50 percent of his or her work year supervising other staff or licensed personnel, or both, and who is not classified by the board of trustees of the school district as a professional-technical employee.
    • (b) “Other staff” means all persons who are not reported as administrators or teachers, including, without limitation:
    • (1) School counselors, school nurses and other employees who spend at least 50 percent of their work year providing emotional support, noninstructional guidance or medical support to pupils;
    • (2) Noninstructional support staff, including, without limitation, janitors, school police officers and maintenance staff; and
    • (3) Persons classified by the board of trustees of the school district as professional-technical employees, including, without limitation, technical employees and employees on the professional-technical pay scale.
    • (c) “Teacher” means a person licensed pursuant to chapter 391 of NRS who is classified by the board of trustees of the school district:
    • (1) As a teacher and who spends at least 50 percent of his or her work year providing instruction or discipline to pupils; or
    • (2) As instructional support staff, who does not hold a supervisory position and who spends not more than 50 percent of his or her work year providing instruction to pupils. Such instructional support staff includes, without limitation, librarians and persons who provide instructional support.
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