Guidance is defined as helping individuals understand themselves in the light of their abilities, aptitudes, interests, attitudes, strengths and limitations. This process should assist students in the development of their potential; their decisions relating to personal, educational, and vocational matters, and also in becoming capable of mature self-guidance.
The school system's guidance program will be based on this definition and developed from these broad fundamental principles:
Guidance services will include: educational guidance; testing programs; occupational, career, and higher education assistance and information; study aids; consultation services; and personal developmental guidance as needed. These services will be available to all students.
While some of the problems of the individual may relate to behavior and consequently entail guidance on behavior, student discipline will not be a regular function of guidance personnel.
APPROVED: June 4, 2019
LEGAL REFS.: M.G.L. 71:38A through 71:38F; 71:46G; 76:5
603 CMR 26.00