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Frequently Asked Questions

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Are all West Virginia schools required to have school counselors?

What is the required counselor to student ratio in West Virginia?

Are new counselors in West Virginia required to have mentors?

Are counselor logs mandatory? Can counties require these logs? What is the appropriate and intended use of the WVDE web-based logs?

What is the role of the counselor is IEP, 504’s and SAT teams? Should counselors be written into IEP’s or 504 Plans to provide counseling/therapy on an ongoing basis?

What is the role of the school counselor in RTI (Support for Personalized Planning?

What is the role of the school counselor in development of the School Master Schedule?

What is the appropriate role of the school counselor in student assessments?

Do I need parent permission to see students; if so, under what circumstances?

Can parents refuse to have their child seen by a school counselor?

What are best practices or legal requirements regarding sharing and transfer of student records?

Are school counselors supposed to have planning periods?

Is every school supposed to have a school counselor?

What are the mandated ratios for school counselors?

What is the role of the school counselor in attendance?

What is the role of the counselor in maintenance of student health records?