School counselors and psychologists are key to creating trauma-informed schools that students need.
Tell your state legislators that we need equitable student-to-counselor and school-psychologist ratios.
Across Boston schools, there is a shortage of school guidance counselors and school psychologists. In 2015, Boston Public Schools employed 55 full-time school psychologists serving approximately 54,000 students—a ratio of 1:981.
Now, the state Senate and House of Representatives are debating the state’s 2018 budget—and funding for school psychologists and counselors is on the line.
A proposal to fund much-needed guidance counselors is currently in danger of not making it into the final state budget. Call your representatives to ensure that these funds make it into the FY18 state budget.