DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Statutory Authority: Section 122(e) (14 Del.C. §122(e)) 14 DE Admin. Code 545

REGULATORY IMPLEMENTING ORDER

545 K-12 School Counseling Program

I. Summary of the Evidence and Information Submitted

The Secretary of Education seeks the consent of the State Board of Education to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 545 K-12 School Counseling Program. The amendments add “K-12” before the word “plan” in Section 1.0 and add the phrase “and implemented by a State certified school counselor” at the end of Section 1.4.

Notice of the proposed regulation was published in the News Journal and the Delaware State News on March 28, 2005, in the form hereto attached as Exhibit “A”. No comments were received.

II. Findings of Facts

The Secretary finds that it is appropriate to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 545 in order to add “K-12” before the word “plan” in Section 1.0 and add the phrase “and implemented by a State certified school counselor” at the end of Section 1.4.

III. Decision to Amend the Regulation

For the foregoing reasons, the Secretary concludes that it is appropriate to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 545. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122, 14 DE Admin. Code 545 attached hereto as Exhibit “B” is hereby amended. Pursuant to the provision of 14 Del.C. §122(e), 14 DE Admin. Code 545 hereby amended shall be in effect for a period of five years from the effective date of this order as set forth in Section V. below.

IV. Text and Citation

The text of 14 DE Admin. Code 545 amended hereby shall be in the form attached hereto as Exhibit “B”, and said regulation shall be cited as 14 DE Admin. Code 545 in the Administrative Code of Regulations for the Department of Education.

V. Effective Date of Order

The actions hereinabove referred to were taken by the Secretary pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122 on April 21, 2005. The effective date of this Order shall be ten (10) days from the date this Order is published in the Delaware Register of Regulations.

IT IS SO ORDERED the 21st day of April 2005.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Valerie A. Woodruff, Secretary of Education

Approved this 21st day of April 2005

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Dr. Joseph A. Pika, President

Jean W. Allen, Vice President

Richard M. Farmer, Jr.

Mary B. Graham, Esquire

Valarie Pepper

Dennis J. Savage

Dr. Claibourne D. Smith

545 K-12 School Counseling Programs

1.0 Each local school district shall have a written K-12 plan for the district's school counseling program. The Plan shall:

1.1 Include the American School Counselors Association's National Standards for School Counseling Programs in the areas of Academic Development, Career Development and Personal/Social Development.

1.2 Be on file in the district office.

1.3 Be reviewed and updated by the local school district every three (3) years.

1.4 Be incorporated in the individual school improvement plans that are reviewed as part of the Quality Review process and be implemented by a State certified school counselor.

8 DE Reg. 1606 (5/1/05)