2020-2021 State Budget — Good News for School Counselors

Negotiations regarding the 2020-2021 California State Budget concluded this week, and there are a few noteworthy factors that have emerged. First, this is certainly a "good news budget!" It is much better than many of us thought. 
The inclusion of pupil support services in the language was a big victory. As one of CASC's lobbyist said to me last week, "Congratulations Loretta on what CASC has been able to accomplish. Your campaign has played out well in the minds of legislators regarding the need to finally tackle the issues pertaining to the underfunding of school counselors." Here are a few excerpts.

AB 77 is the Education Omnibus Bill and you can review it here. A significant element for the school counseling profession is referenced within the school safety statute READ MORE