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Old 06-20-2016, 10:25 PM
 
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YES! I have worked in a few schools that have done away with counselors. It seems librarians and counselors are often the first positions cut In my last middle school (1100 kids), they cut the counselors down from 3 to 2 then to 1, then to none

I haven't, however, worked in a high school without at least one guidance counselor for scheduling purposes. I was the counselor in a K-12 for a whole and did a lot of college prep (amongst other things). I've seen state testing coordination run by other school personnel (sometimes a teacher with a lighter caseload/parttime caseload). With all the issues in the news, I would think administrators would want to have a mental health worker in the school. I think it's short-sighted to not realize that academics (which is usually the focus with admin like this) are heavily impacted by mental health).

Who is currently doing those roles at your school?
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