assembly Bill A5131

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires guidance counselors in each elementary, intermediate, middle, junior high and senior high school

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to education
Feb 12, 2015 referred to education

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A5131 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง803-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4183
2011-2012: A888
2013-2014: A2981
2017-2018: A3584
2019-2020: A2709
2021-2022: A7473

A5131 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires at least one full-time guidance counselor to be employed in each elementary, intermediate, middle, junior and senior high school throughout the state; sets duties of guidance counselors.

A5131 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5131

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ORTIZ, ROBINSON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  CUSICK,  LUPARDO, WRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring  a  guidance
  counselor  in  each  elementary, intermediate, middle, junior high and
  senior high school

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 803-b
to read as follows:
  S 803-B. FULL-TIME SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELORS REQUIRED IN  ELEMENTARY,
INTERMEDIATE, MIDDLE, JUNIOR HIGH AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS.  THE BOARD OF
EDUCATION OR TRUSTEES OF EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE SHALL ON AND
AFTER  JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN EMPLOY AT LEAST ONE CERTIFIED OR
LICENSED SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR IN EACH OF THE  SCHOOLS  UNDER  THEIR
JURISDICTION  EXCLUSIVE  OF  ANY  SCHOOL  GUIDANCE  COUNSELORS FUNDED OR
MANDATED THROUGH ANY SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING, AID, REGULATION OR STAT-
UTE.  SUCH SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR SHALL PERFORM SUCH  DUTIES  INCLUD-
ING,  BUT  NOT LIMITED TO:  COORDINATING WITH THE INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF TO
PREPARE STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE EFFECTIVELY IN THEIR CURRENT AND  FUTURE
EDUCATIONAL  PROGRAMS,  HELPING  STUDENTS  WHO  EXHIBIT  ANY ATTENDANCE,
ACADEMIC, BEHAVIORAL OR ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS, EDUCATING STUDENTS CONCERN-
ING AVOIDANCE OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, AND ENCOURAGING  PARENTAL  INVOLVE-
MENT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04774-01-5