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Guidance Counselor or School Counselor? Many Prefer School

Guidance counselors are getting a lot of attention this legislative session. Legislation to change the legal name of the role to school counselors has advanced to the house floor. The term “guidance counselor” is linked to post World War II, when they’d go into schools to guide veterans into careers after high school graduation.

Legislation Aims To Help School Counselors Spend More Time With Students

Lawmakers will be grappling with how best to keep students safe this General Assembly session. Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox convened a work group to study the topic last year.

They released a final report of recommendations in late December. At the top the list: requiring school counselors to spend more direct one-on-one time with students. Republican Delegate Steve Landes introduced legislation designed to do that.

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