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Governor Newsom Release of the May Revision will Result in More School Counselors in CA Schools

For years school counselors have been asked to “do more with less.” Finally, now we are being asked to do more, with more. An incredible turn of events has occurred and astoundingly, the Governor’s budget released on Friday supports the hiring of more school counselors.

CASC signs on with other state and national organizations to support additional funding for the expansion of School-Based Mental Health Professionals

State and National organizations send letter to the House and Senate addressing the Shortages of School Mental Health and Other Specialized Instructional Support Personnel in FY2022 

Dear Chairwoman DeLauro, Chairwoman Murray, Ranking Member Cole, and Ranking Member Blunt:

As you develop the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriations bill for the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, the undersigned organizations encourage you to help address the severe shortages of school-based mental health professionals (school psychologists, school counselors, and school social workers) and other specialized instructional support personnel by supporting increases in three specific federal funding streams.  Read More

Assembly Member Patrick O’Donnell speaks on Student Mental Health Week

Recognizing Student Mental Health Week - May 10-14, 2021