August 2018 Newsletter:
Please join ASCA and more than 60 organizations that make up the Title IV-A Coalition for our National Day of Action!
Join us on Wednesday June 13th for a National Day of Action to advocate for full funding of the Title IV-A Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grant program. This federal grant, part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will allow schools and districts to support well-rounded programs, safe and healthy schools, and the effective use of technology. This program has significant funding opportunities for school counseling services.
Congress recognized the importance of this block grant and provided $1.1 billion for Title VI-A in Fiscal Year 2018. At this funding level many districts will receive enough funds and have the flexibility to make meaningful investments in necessary program areas. We need to keep this momentum going, and show our continued support for Title IV-A and ask Congress to continue to invest in this program.
What can you do?
Starting on June 13th, we ask that you please join educators and advocates all across the nation by contacting your member of Congress by using our easy advocacy tool. You will be able to send an email or contact your elected official via social media - or both! The advocacy campaign will close on June 18th.
Gerlach NV has an opening for a school counselor sub (Higher than Teacher Sub Pay) - one day a week for the remainder of the year including gas money reimbursement. They have approximately 23 students. If you know of anyone that is interested please contact Katherine Loudon. You can find her contact information on WCSD's Counseling page: https://www.washoeschools.net/Domain/173
Any .5 counselor would also be considered for contract increase by taking this job.
This year, we will start featuring articles by different School Counselors around Nevada. These articles will be tagged by Type (Academic, Career, Social Emotional, Program Development), Level (ES, MS, HS), Location (Eastern or Western), and Size (Urban or Rural).
We encourage all School Counselors in Nevada to consider sharing their wisdom and/or tools used on the job. The title of each article will be in the following format [Article Name, by School Counselor Name, #County].
It would be great to have a new article every month. We will publish them as they come in.
If you are interested in publishing an article with the NvSCA please fill out this form.
The articles submitted by NvSCA members will be organized categorically as follows: