2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: McNamara
School Counselor Ratio Flexibility (language only)

Item 145 #7h

Item 145 #7h

Direct Aid to Public Education


Page 141, strike lines 13 and 14, and insert:

"Effective with the 2021-2022 school year, local school boards shall employ or provide through contractual services one full-time equivalent school counselor or other licensed counseling professional position per 250 students in grades kindergarten through 12."


(This amendment would provide school divisions flexibility to meet the increased staffing standard for school counselors that will be required beginning with the 2021-2022 school year. This flexibility would permit school divisions to provide licensed counseling professionals to meet school counseling staffing standards and would permit school counseling services to be provided either through employed personnel or contracted services.)