Day at the State Capitol

On February 23rd, the School Counselor of the Year Finalists joined the NSCA Governing Board for a day at the Nebraska State Capitol. The School Counselor of the Year Finalists were introduced on the floor of the legislature.  The School Counselor of the Year Finalist joined the NSCA Board Member and staff in meeting with multiple state senators.  Senators heard about the important role school counselors play in the academic success of students as well how school counselor impact the social emotional and career development of students.  NSCA has significant concerns we some wording in LB71 that would require school districts to accommodate parent request to sit on counseling sessions in schools.  We discussed these concerns with state senators but we also encourage school counselors to reach out their state senator if you also have concerns about this working.   The wording we are concerned with is on page 3 lines 4-6.  Read all of LB71 here.

2023 Nebraska School Counselor of the Year, Kara Hahn,
talks about the vital role of school counselors with Sen. Jacobson

As a strong supporter of school counselors, Sen. Vargas (back right) requested a photo with the
School Counselor of the Year Finalist, NSCA Board, and NSCA staff in the capitol rotunda.


2023 School Counselor Academy

November 9-10, 2023
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