(1) In general, school counseling shall:

(a) meet the following conditions:

(i) provide a comprehensive developmentally planned program;

(ii) advocate for all students and encourage students to develop to their full potential;

(iii) respect the worth and dignity of all individuals by building trust and respecting confidentiality; and

(iv) contribute as an integral part of the education process that is delivered through a variety of systems by school staff, students, parents, business, and industry.

(b) include the following practices:

(i) maximize students' potential in the areas of academics, career, and personal/social development;

(ii) develop a guidance curriculum presented through structured groups and classroom presentations;

(iii) conduct individual planning using assessment, advisement, placement, and follow-up;

(iv) deliver responsive services through individual and group counseling, consultation, and referral; and

(v) provide system support through management, consultation with staff, community outreach, and public relations.

History: Sec. 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, Sec. 20-2-121, 20-3-106, 20-7-101, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 342, Eff. 7/1/89; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 953, Eff. 6/8/01.