Session Law Chapter 88
School districts to employ certified school counselors.
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to prohibit school districts from employing school
counselors who are not certified.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That chapter 13-10 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as
If a school district employs a school counselor, on either a full-time or part-time basis, or
contracts for the services of a school counselor through an educational cooperative or other
entity, that school counselor shall be certified in accordance with the standards established by
the South Dakota Board of Education pursuant to § 13-1-12.1.
Section 2. This Act is effective on July 1, 2016.
Signed March 7, 2011