State law requires the provision of school counseling or guidance services in secondary grade levels (9-12).
8 New York Codes, Rules and Regulations 100.13 Contract for excellence
(ii) Student time on task. (a) For kindergarten through grade 12, increased student time on task shall be designed to provide students with additional instruction time in content areas needed to facilitate student attainment of State learning Standard that deepens their content knowledge and conceptual understandings through rigorous academic engagement. Increased student time on task may be accomplished by one or more of the following: (1) Lengthened school day, pursuant to the following: (i) when additional instruction is provided at the middle and high school level, such instruction shall emphasize content areas and instruction in subjects required for graduation; and (ii) student support services shall be provided, which may include, but are not limited to, guidance, counseling, attendance, parent outreach, behavioral support, or instruction in study skills which are needed to support improved academic performance.
8 New York Codes, Rules and Regulations 100.2 General school requirements.
(1) Guidance programs for public schools for school years prior to the 2019-2020 school year and for non-public schools.
Guidance Pertaining to Commissioner’s Regulation §100.2(j) Guidance Programs and Comprehensive Developmental School Counseling/Guidance Programs
Guidance addresses requirement of the provision of school counseling services in secondary grade levels (9-12).