Salem-Keizer Public Schools Student Services




1. Each student shall be provided an appropriate and effective comprehensive guidance and counseling program.

2. The superintendent or his/her designee shall be responsible for developing and implementing the Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program.

Policy Statement

It is the policy of Salem-Keizer School District Board that the Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program assists each student in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to become effective students, responsible citizens, productive workers and lifelong learners.

As an integral part of its educational program, each school will deliver guidance curriculum, individual education planning and services responsive to individual needs that are developmentally appropriate. Staff assignments will be made to ensure these program elements are carried out. Through the CGC Steering Committee, the district will coordinate and articulate these services between schools and with other community resources.

The following Oregon Administrative Rules (OARS) are reflected in Salem-Keizer Public Schools’ endorsement for a Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program.

Salem-Keizer Public School District has adopted guidance and counseling program goals, specified activities for achievement of these goals, adopted developmentally appropriate goals and activities, and assigned guidance and counseling responsibilities to staff. (OAR 581-022-1510)

Establishes the requirements for the high school diploma, which include district support to students for development of education plans and profiles as well as other career-related skills, knowledge and activities. (OAR 581-022-113)

Requires instructional goals at each grade level around career education.(OAR 581-022-0405)

1. Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling goals and objectives.

1.01 Learning to Learn:
The student will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.

Students will complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of postsecondary options, including college.

Students will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work, and to life at home and in the community.

1.02 Learning to Work:
The student will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in
relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.

Students will employ strategies to achieve future career success and

Students will understand the relationship among personal qualities,
education and training, and the world of work.

1.03 Learning to Live:
Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.

Students will make decisions, set goals and take necessary action to
achieve goals.

Students will understand safety and survival skills.

1.04 Learning to Contribute:
Students will acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be involved community members and citizens.

Students will demonstrate awareness and understanding of the structure of community involvement

Students will initiate and participate in community service activities and

2. Assignment of staff to conduct Comprehensive Guidance and
Counseling functions

2.01 A counselor/Child Development Specialist has the prime responsibility to plan, design, implement , document and evaluate the program.
2.02 With the coordination and support of counselors/child development specialists, all school staff will provide comprehensive, integrated services to each student.

3. Responsibilities of building principal or designee.

3.01 Building principals participate in a collaborative process for the creation, implementation and enhancement of the comprehensive guidance and counseling program.
3.01.01 Ensures that the Comprehensive Guidance and
Counseling program is implemented with fidelity and is aligned with comprehensive school improvement goals.
3.01.02 Participates in writing an annual school counseling plan
consistent with counseling goals and objectives.
3.02 Allocation of resources for support of the program to include:
3.02.01 Facilities appropriate for conducting activities that most
effectively and efficiently achieve program objectives.
3.02.02 Sufficient secretarial and paraprofessional support to allow
efficient achievement of program objectives.
3.02.03 Sufficient curriculum and materials to effect achievement of
program goals

4. Responsibilities of the district level administrator.

4.01 Coordinates the Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling program consistent with district policy, state standards and effective practices.
4.02 Conducts a needs assessment related to the Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling program, with students, staff, parents and community
4.03 Provides in-service training to district counselors based on annual needs assessment.
4.04 Screens applicants for child development specialist positions to determine that such applicants are competent to achieve the district comprehensive guidance and counseling goals and objectives.
4.05 Collects data for improvement of the Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling program.
4.06 Ensures articulation of the Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling program between levels.

5. Evaluation by district level administrator

5.01 Receives an annual summary from each school at the end of each school year.
5.02 Provides a district-wide system for evaluation and follow-up studies of comprehensive guidance and counseling services.