Laws

Public school districts in Maine are required to provide professional school counselors to students, under Title 20-A, Chapter 125, Basic Approval Standards: Public Schools and School Administrative Units. The two parts of the law include information about K-12 comprehensive guidance programs and school counselor ratios.

  • Basic Approval Standards. See Chapter 125, Basic Approval Standards: Public Schools and School Administrative Units. In the Chapter 125 document, scroll to Section 9.02: Comprehensive Guidance Resources.
  • School Counselor to Student Ratio. See Chapter 606-B, Essential Programs and Services Heading, ?15679, Section 2, Student-to-staff ratios.
  • Summary of Maine Laws Passed in 2011-12. A handful of the bills passed during Maine's 2011-12 Legislative session are relevant to school counselors.