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

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

Washington Administrative Code WAC 392-348-245 Specialized services.

Full-time library and instructional materials services shall be provided by a librarian qualified in accordance with standards adopted by the superintendent of public instruction.
A minimum of one full-time person, or equivalent, shall be provided for counseling and guidance services. Personnel assigned to part-time or full-time counseling and guidance responsibilities shall have a minimum of one year of training beyond the bachelor's degree including course work in each of the following areas:
Principles and practices of guidance; techniques of counseling; occupational and educational information; testing, measurement and evaluation; and foundations of psychology, preferably including developmental psychology and learning theory.
Provision shall be made for exceptional children including those with high ability or special talent, those who are slow learners and those who are physically handicapped.
Adequate health services shall be provided by the district or by the district in cooperation with other districts and/or agencies.

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