Counselor's Corner

Guidance

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

Counselor's Corner

Hello! Welcome back to another exciting year at Boynton. I am looking forward to getting to know all of our new families, getting reacquainted with old friends, and working with you and your children as we go through this next school year. As part of the School Counseling program for Catoosa County, we offer guidance and counseling services for all children. These services include classroom guidance, individual counseling, and small group counseling. In the event of a crisis in your child’s life, I am here to help and offer support. If you have questions or concerns that I may be able to address, please do not hesitate to contact me here at school (706) 866-1521. 

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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