NYSSCA and NYSUT stand united together for school counselors
NYSUT's new leadership team has taken a strong supportive stand on the need for school counseling program standards and reasonable ratios in all New York State schools. A letter stating such was delivered to Commissioner King and the Board of Regents on June 5, 2014. You can read the letter in its entirely on the NYSSCA website:
The call for NYSUT's support was demonstrated with two resolutions calling for such a letter passed during NYSUT's Representative Assembly in April 2013. Most states have already adopted comprehensive school counseling program standards as described in the American School Counselor Association Model Program revised in 2012. Research repeatedly demonstrates how comprehensive programs lead to positive student outcomes such as improved academic success, graduation rates, lowered suspension rates and increases in college acceptances. Reasonable ratios with a maximum of 250:1 for comprehensive school counseling program delivery have also demonstrated similar positive student outcomes.
NYSSCA applauds NYSUT and looks forward to our continued work with its leadership team!
President-Elect, NYSED PPS Liaison
New York State School Counselor Association
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