senate Bill S831

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 06, 2021 referred to education

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S831 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7473
Current Committee:
Senate 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: S8169, A3584
2019-2020: S5699, A2709

S831 (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.

S831 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S831 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    831
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed 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

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