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05           DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

071          STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION/COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION

 

Chapter 125:   BASIC APPROVAL STANDARDS: PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS

 

 

SUMMARY: This rule establishes school approval standards governing the school administrative units and public schools of the state and adopts procedures for ascertaining compliance with all applicable legal requirements, as authorized by Title 20-A, Maine Revised Statutes, chapter 206.

9.02   Comprehensive Guidance Resources

 

         A)        Each school administrative unit shall have a Comprehensive Guidance Program, including guidance and counseling services, available to all students in grades K-12. The development of the program and the delivery of the services it describes shall be a coordinated effort of the members of the unit's professional staff.

 

The Comprehensive Guidance Program shall include services to be provided to students at each developmental stage and shall specify how the following services will be provided to all students:

 

            (1)     A program of structured developmental experiences presented systematically through classroom and group activities to enhance the ability of students to meet the content standards of the system of Learning Results;

 

            (2)     A program of activities and planned strategies to help individual students manage their career development, including present and future education consistent with the Career Preparation content standards and performance indicators identified in Me. Dept. of Ed. Reg. 131; and

 

            (3)     Counseling and consultation services designed to respond to the immediate needs and concerns of students, parents, and staff.

 

B)     Comprehensive Guidance Program Goals

 

The Comprehensive Guidance Program shall address the following goals:

 

            (1)     Encourage parental involvement;

 

            (2)     Raise student aspirations;

 

            (3)     Provide information and appropriate referral sources to students, parents, staff; and

 

            (4)     Provide management activities that establish, maintain, and enhance the program including research, evaluation, programming, supervision, staff training and development, and communications.

C)     Implementation Timeline

 

Each school administrative unit shall include the Comprehensive Guidance Program in the unit’s Comprehensive Education Plan, with this component of the plan to be implemented by the end of the 2006-2007 school year contingent upon funding of Essential Programs and Services or its equivalent.