BESE Board ok's plan to change high school guidance counsoler policy

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 7:00pm

Louisiana high schools could soon have more options when it comes to how they provide guidance counseling for students.

The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved a plan to give high schools more choices. The notice of intent says the state would allow schools to use alternative counselors, like outside contractors or on-line services if they chose but, they'd have to petition the state to make it happen.

Right now, the state requires high school to have one guidance counselor per every 450 students. Schools who chose the exemption could potentially not have to adhere to that ratio.

BESE will set up a period of time for public comment. If they chose not to make any amendments to the plan it will go into rule after a period of time.


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