(1) By December 1, 2021, the office of the superintendent of public instruction must develop and distribute to school districts guidance for the implementation of RCW 28A.320.600
. In meeting the requirements of this subsection (1), the office of the superintendent of public instruction shall consult with small school districts and develop guidance for small districts that is appropriate for the staffing resources, school counselor to student ratios, and range of duties performed by school counselors and educational staff associates in small school districts.
(2) Prior to the 2022-23 school year, each school district board of directors must, within existing funds, adopt a transition plan for developing and implementing a comprehensive school counseling program plan.
(3) This section expires June 30, 2023.