assembly Bill A7473

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring guidance counselors in each elementary, intermediate, middle, junior high and senior high school

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May 10, 2021 referred to education

A7473 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S831
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §803-c, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4183
2011-2012: A888
2013-2014: A2981
2015-2016: A5131
2017-2018: A3584, S8169
2019-2020: A2709, S5699

A7473 (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.

A7473 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7473
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. CLARK -- 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-c
 to read as follows:
   § 803-C. 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 TWENTY-TWO 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.
                                                            LBD05125-01-1