Counselor's Corner

Guidance

Contact:   Jennifer Bell Phone 706-866-1521 Email Email

Counselor's Corner

As we come to the end of this school year, we just want to take one last opportunity to thank our for their hard work and dedication to our students, faculty, and staff. We are truly blessed to have these wonderful people looking out for us and the needs of our school. This summer as you are out and about, please remember to give them your business and let them know how much you appreciate them too!

See our Business Partner's Page for a full list of all partners. 


If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Mrs. Bell.  

Attention Parents/ Volunteers:

Effective July of 2012 the Mandated Reporter Law was updated to include volunteers working in a school. If you volunteer at any time in our building this will pertain to you. According to Boynton Elementary policy, all reports should be made to the principal or counselor. The principal or counselor will then contact the proper authorities. Please read the following...

House Bill 1176 and Changes to Georgia's Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting


House Bill 1176 (HB 1176) is the result of the efforts of the Criminal Justice Reform Commission. The bill passed through the Georgia General Assembly on March 29, 2012. One particular section of the bill is relevant to child welfare because it clarifies and expands the scope of O.C.G.A. § 19-5-7, which is Georgia's law that mandates that certain professionals report suspected child abuse. These changes took effect on July 1, 2012.


HB 1176 adds definitions for the following groups of professionals required to report:


  • Child service organization personnel means:

  • People employed by or volunteering for any type of organization or business that provides children with "care, treatment, education, training, supervision, coaching, counseling, recreational programs, or shelter"

The Barton Child Law and Policy Center

Emory University School of Law

Atlanta, GA 30322

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