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School Counseling Presentation at December Board of Regents Meeting

from NYSSCA

The NYS Board of Regents began their discussion of regulation recommendations from the Office of Higher Education and Office of P-12 Education regarding school counselors on December 15th, 2014. The full item is linked here for your information. The Regents discussed many important questions as they considered not only the recommendations presented but also their concerns for student access to school counselor services and the important role of school counselors supporting college and career readiness.

Presentation of this report to the Regents is the next step towards eventual adoption of regulatory updates which will impact the required components of a district's school counseling program and of school counselor preparation programs. These changes will also impact the requirements for those seeking certification as a K-12 School Counselor in New York State.

We expect there will be considerable discussion as the Regents seek to move forward on these items. NYSSCA will continue to attend the monthly meetings of the Board of Regents and report to our membership the progress being made, especially opportunities for public comment. The Department of Education will draft amendments to current regulations for both P-12 and higher education programs, and will report back to the Board of Regents in April 2015. more


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