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Legislative Information

I Advocate: Therefore, I Am. One of ISCA's primary goals is to promote our legislative platform and procedures to enhance professional school counseling and introduce ISCA to state legislators.

You can find all current legislative information from the IDOE pertaining to Indiana School Counselors by clicking here.

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ASCA Legislative Affairs

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Advocacy Tips

Presented by Kathy Renie, ISCA Advocacy Chair

Please join your ISCA Governing Board in advocating for all of us. Major issues include honoring the recommended counselor/student ratios as stated in Indiana Student Services Rule and the placement of a licensed Professional School Counselor in every school building in our Hoosier state. Are these lofty goals ? Indeed the are. However they are also goals worthy of our attention and our efforts.

Advocacy Tips for Professional School Counselors
  1. Display Your Credentials
  2. Gather and Share Data- Document Your Activities, Share These Activities with Your Supervisors

  3. Use Your Local Media as a Public Relations Tool

  4. Enlist the Support of Your Union

  5. Create, Distribute and Display a Brochure Describing Your Program

  6. Join ISCA and ASCA, Your Professional Organizations

  7. Participate in Relevant Professional Development – Stay Sharp and Informed

  8. Take an Active Role – Vote, Contact Local, State and National Government Officials Regarding Your Professional Concerns

  9. Maintain Contact with Education Policy Makers –

    • IndianaEducation Roundtable
    • Indiana Department of Education
    • State Board of Education

    • Local School Board
  10. Recruit and Utilize a Local School Counseling Advisory Committee

  11. Set Personal and Departmental Goals –

    • Review and Revise on a Regular Basis

    • Conduct a Needs Assessment – Survey Your Students, Staff and Parents

    • Apply for Relevant Grants

  12. Support Elementary School Counselors/ Purchase the Garfield/Education License Plate
  13. Express Your Appreciation to Those Who Support Your Work

  14. Take Good Care of Yourself – Physically, Emotionally, Spiritually

  15. Know you are NOT alone!

ISCA continues to actively solicit support and understanding of the Professional School Counselor’s Role. ISCA representatives have met with the Governor, State School Superintendent, and State Education Committee Chairs, made presentations at the Indiana Principals’ Conference, contacted Hoosier principals and superintendents and have on-going, frequent interaction with other education professionals. ISCA employs an Education Advocate to assist us in keeping informed about

Indiana legislative developments that effect school counselors.

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THANK YOU!! for all you do every day for our Hoosier kids!

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