Thursday, April 04, 2013

Legislative Alert: April 2, 2013

The Florida School Counselor Association Day on the Hill was quite successful. The FSCA delegation was able to hold meetings with Senators Detert and Richter as well as Representatives Eagle, Hudson, Caldwell, Fitzenhagen, Roberson, and Rodrigues. The main focus of our meetings was to advance understanding and solicit support of the Student Failure Prevention Act.Here is the latest: 

The FSCA Bill was heard in the Senate Education Committee on 04/01/13, 3:15 pm, 412 Knott Building. You can watch the replay online by clicking here (an edited version of the bill was heard in the first 5 minutes).  Right now, FSCA is working with our legislative consultant and various legislators to (a) negotiate the most comprehensive and effective bill possible and (b) keep the bill moving forward.  
We need your help now more than ever to get the word out via email, phone, and fax. Go here to get a template that you can use. 

Help parents and guardians do the same by visiting this page

Track the bills:
SB 154: Certified School Counselors
HB 801: Certified School Counselors

In other news, the President has signed the Appropriations Package Including ESSCP for Fiscal Year 2013. Read more here.