Washington School Counselor Association

 

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Want to know how the WSCA Advocacy Committee is working to increase state-level funding for all school counselors?  
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We occasionally send updates on how we are advocating for counselors with our state’s lawmakers, and ask for feedback on important issues as needed.  

HELPFUL INFORMATION ON SCHOOL COUNSELOR FUNDING/RATIOS:
1:236 ratio for High School Counselors - click here for information on the additional funding allocated for High School Counselors in E2SSB 6552 from the 2014 Supplemental Budget.  Click here for the actual bill summary.  Look at page 4 under the heading for Prototypical School Funding Formula for the description of the additional allocation for High School Counselors.
 
Click here for a chart showing the "proposed" School Counselor ratios in the "Prototypical School Model", which was passed in 2009-10.  The Quality Education Council used this chart as the basis for what funding would look like when our K-12 education system is "fully funded".  
Note:  WSCA does not agree with these proposed ratios and is advocating for more resources than what was recommended by the QEC.
 
Average Counselor ratios in each state - click here for a chart showing the average counselor ratios in every state, as per the 2013-14 data.

 


2013-2018 Strategic Plan

Legislative Updates
Special Session Update
April 24, 2017
April 14, 2017
April 8, 2017
March 31, 2017
March 24, 2017
March 17, 2017
March 10, 2017

March 3, 2017
February 24, 2017 

February 17, 2017 

February 10, 2017
February 3, 2017

January 27, 2017
January 21, 2017
January 13, 2017


End of Session Update

March 7, 2016
February 27, 2016
February 20, 2016
February 5, 2016
January 29, 2016
January 19, 2016


January 17, 2015
January 23, 2015
January 30, 2015
February 6, 2015
February 13, 2015
February 20, 2015
February 27, 2015
March 6, 2015
March 13, 2015
March 20, 2015
March 29, 2015
April 4, 2015
April 17, 2015
April 25, 2015
May 1, 2015


Advocacy Committee Meetings
 

ASCA Position Statements