Only two states, Vermont and Wyoming, meet the recommended student-to-counselor ratio, 250 students per counselor, set by the American Counseling Association. Many states have twice the recommended rate, which may be the result of a lack of mandates set for student-to-counselor ratios. In addition, when school districts are faced with budget cuts, counseling jobs are often faced with cut-backs. To address this issue, the U.S. Department of Education will award $12.3 million to 35 school districts to fund counseling programs.
Lack of Funds Leave School Counselors Struggling to Find Balance
U.S. News & World Report
Story Published Date:
Monday, September 16, 2013