School Counseling Resources

The Illinois School Counselor Association
  • Serves over 750 school counselors in Illinois
  • Supports school counselors' efforts to promote academic, personal/social, emotional and career development in all students
  • Provides professional development
  • Advocates for school counselors with legislators and other educational professionals
LEGISLATION:
´HB 5729 (Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act) waiting on Governors Desk for signature
´Establish a College and Career Expectations Framework (Model)
´Deliver High School Instruction that will pace students into College Credit-bearing courses (reduce/eliminate paying for remedial coursework – focus is on math)
´Provide for College and Career Pathway Endorsements on High School Diplomas
´Launch a pilot for competency-based high school graduation requirements instead of seat-time based high school graduation requirements. 
 
UPDATES FROM SPRING 16 DAY ON THE HILL
 Discipline Bill – counselors by no means will be involved in the disciplining of students.  Counseling and re-entry meetings can be in a counselor’s role.  Replacement behaviors and anger management.  IPA has a great accessible webinar.
Other bills died in committee: Transgendered and public facilities
Conversion Therapy is not allowed
College Admissions Inquiry Act
Working on Career Curriculum Legislation and the School
Counselor and counselor to student ratios
Every Child Succeeds Act is a plus for school counselors

 


 
2016-2017 LEADERSHIP
Steve Murray, ISCA Past President has been elected as ICA President Elect Elect
Leslie Goines, ISCA President Elect Elect
Heather DeCook, ISCA VP Secondary
Alexa Kaufmann, ISCA VP Graduate Student
Gabriela Medina, Illinois School Counselor of the Year - ASCA
If interested in ISCA leadership, please email me at smclaughlin@jsd117.org
Annual Conferences
http://www.ilschoolcounselor.org/ Information on the next conference!
 
The newest developmental model for counseling in IL (2014)

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