Please visit ACA’s Public Policy website to see our most recent action alert to support school counselors. The offices of our U.S. Representatives need to hear from constituents this week in order to build a strong list of co-sponsors for the reintroduction of the bill, Reducing the Barriers to Learning Act.
Reducing the Barriers to Learning Act: Ask your U.S. Representative to be a co-sponsor!
Congressman David Loebsack (IA-02) is reintroducing a bill that will increase the quantity and quality of school counseling programs in order to adequately address all students’ barriers to academic success. Please ask your U.S. Representative to sign on as a co-sponsor this week.
Highlights of this bill include measures to:
- Hire and retain Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP), which includes school counselors
- Increase professional development for school counselors
- Improve coordination between local, state, and federal programs that counselors utilize
Jessica Eagle, MA.Ed, NCC | Legislative Representative