assembly Bill A3584

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
Jan 27, 2017 referred to education

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A3584 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8169
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §803-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4183
2011-2012: A888
2013-2014: A2981
2015-2016: A5131
2019-2020: A2709, S5699
2021-2022: A7473, S831

A3584 (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.

A3584 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3584

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 27, 2017
                               ___________

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

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:
  §  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 EIGHTEEN 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.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07768-01-7