GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING PROGRAM
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.
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
4. Responsibilities of the district level
4.01 Coordinates the Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling
program consistent with district policy, state standards and effective
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
5.02 Provides a district-wide system for evaluation and follow-up
studies of comprehensive guidance and counseling services.