With the help of Senator Nancy Detert and with the signature of Senate President Gaetz, the Florida Office of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability (OPPAGA) has been assigned to study and produce a report to the Legislature regarding the utilization and availability of Counselors in our Schools in Florida. This is a very exciting time for FSCA as we should finally have the documentation that has been lacking and created a roadblock to our much needed legislation to improve ratios for school counselors.|
What can FSCA members do to help? We all need to meet with our Florida legislators or their aides, both representatives and senators, and talk to them about what we do every day! Our experience has been that they are not familiar with our profession and our unique role in schools. Sharing personal stories and situations help them to get an understanding of what we do and how we impact student achievement.
Exciting things are happening at the national level, as well, focusing attention on the important role of school counselors!
Stay tuned for more advocacy updates to come. We look forward to working on these efforts in 2014-15!