Seneca High School (Jefferson County) counselors advocated for more lunch duty last school year, but there was a catch. Instead of standing in one corner, the counselors wanted to have a full table that was accessible to every student, every day, in every lunch.
Damien Sweeney, a former counselor at Seneca High School (Jefferson County) for eight years, is the new program coordinator for Comprehensive School Counseling at the Kentucky Department of Education.
We have had a lot of tragedy and loss among our youth in Kentucky this year. We have to continue to help our kids feel loved and valued. Let’s be leaders in this work.
A report by the Office of Education Accountability concluded that school counselors should be able to spend more time working with students and that more counselors are needed in Kentucky schools.
Grade 10 students will take a field test in reading and mathematics in spring 2019.
Although many schools across Kentucky have a counselor, daily tasks and responsibilities can look a little different from school to school.
Being a college professor allows me to do two things. It allows me to stay connected with incredible school counselors from Kentucky and other states and it allows me to do something I’ve always loved ... teach!
School counselors and postsecondary partners on two advisory councils are working to develop standards both for school counselors and for the preparation of prospective counselors, as well as a model that will illustrate what effective school counseling should look like.
Passed by the Kentucky General Assembly in 2017, Senate Bill 159 requires students to pass a 100-question civics test in order to graduate from a public high school with a regular diploma.
Students must declare for early graduation by Oct. 1. While end-of-course exams have been phased out of Kentucky’s accountability model, they are still applicable and available for students planning on graduating early.