Dist. 207 Begins New Counseling Program for Adults
Wong, Dwayne T., Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Dwayne T. Wong Daily Herald Staff Writer
Even after the school day has ended, District 207 officials contend that Maine West High School can still serve some parents.
The Des Plaines high school, at 1755 Wolf Road, launched a new program this academic year where its counseling offices remain open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. one night a week to serve parents.
The night it stays open varies from week to week, but the office will be open mainly Wednesday or Thursday evenings, student personnel services director John Rauch said.
Rauch said the department decided to have some evening hours to accommodate busy parents who have difficulty coming to the Maine Township High School District 207 building during the regular school day that runs from 8 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
"Schools say these are our hours," Rauch said. "It's time we try to become flexible and a little more consumer oriented."
The counseling department includes guidance counselors, the school's social worker and psychologist and career/college counselors. …