July 19, 2014
Advocacy UpdateWith the help of Senator Nancy Detert and with the signature of Senate President Gaetz, the Florida Office of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability known as Â OPPAGA has been assigned to study and produce a report to the Legislature regarding the utilization and availability of school counselors in the state of Florida. We should soon have a timeline regarding the guidelines and processes they will be using. This continues to be an exciting time for Florida school counselors as we should finally have the documentation that has been lacking in order to continue moving forward with much needed legislation.
For now, you should continue to reach out to your Legislator and make an appointment go to his/her local office. Talk to them about just what you do each and every day and give them some personal stories about the students that you have had the opportunity to interact with. Every single meeting across the state does make a difference. Even if you can only meet with the Legislative Aide, that is OK too. You will be sharing with them information that they can only learn from YOU.
2014 FSCA Convention
OCTOBER 23, 2014
to OCTOBER 25, 2014
Pre-Convention Workshops & Opening Reception
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Breakout Sessions & Awards Banquet
Friday, October 24, 2014
Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 2014
DOUBLETREE by HiltonImportant Links:
Orlando at SeaWorld 10100 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32821
FSCA Professional Recognition AwardsFSCA is committed to recognizing the outstanding work done by School Counselors, Administrators, and Advocates of the School Counseling profession. FSCA recognizes School Counselors and other individuals who excel in promoting and facilitating the role of School Counselors in Florida. Awards will be presented during an Awards Banquet on Friday, October 24, 2014, at the DoubleTree by Hilton SeaWorld in Orlando, FL during the FSCA Annual Convention, October 23-October 25, 2014.
The nomination and application packet deadline is August 15, 2014.
Click here to review each award category.
Click here to download the nomination form [.doc 39Kb]
Important Reminder: Professional Recognition at the State Level (SCA) is required for Professional Recognition at the National Level (ASCA). In addition, all ASCA Nominations for Counselor of the Year must come from the State School Counselor Associations. Only FSCA can submit nominations for the ASCA School Counselor of the Year.
FSCA Magazine: Florida School Counselor
View it online or download from here
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