Status Summary

First reading, referred to Early Learning & K-12 Education on 1.17.2020. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education on 2.5.2020. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education on 2.7.2020.

Passed by the Senate on 2.12.2020. IN THE HOUSE: First reading, referred to Education. (updated 2.21.2020)

Legislative Session

2020

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Sen. Mullet

By the beginning of the 2021-22 school year each school district shall develop and implement a written plan for a comprehensive school counseling program that is based on regularly updated standards developed by a national organization representing school counselors.

Minimum elements of this plan are outlined.  This must be implemented by school counselors to guide students in academic pursuits, career planning, and social and emotional learning. Under this plan, school counselors shall spend at least eighty percent of their work time providing direct and indirect services to benefit students.

Guidance for this plan shall be given by OSPI by December 2020.

Companion Bill