State law requires the provision of school counseling or guidance services in elementary grade levels (K-8).
Comprehensive School Counseling
This webpage describes the role of a school counselor and the Connecticut Comprehensive School Counseling Framework to address the academic, career, and social and emotional development of students in grades K to 12.
General Statutes of Connecticut Sec. 10-203c Comprehensive school counseling program.
Not later than July 1, 2020, the State Board of Education, in collaboration with a state-wide association that represents school counselors, shall adopt guidelines for a comprehensive school counseling program. Such guidelines shall ensure that all students have access to a comprehensive school counseling program that provides academic, social-emotional and post-secondary and career readiness programming by a certified school counselor with adequate training. The state board shall make the guidelines available to local and regional boards of education and published on the Internet web site of the Department of Education.