Proposed School Counseling Amendments:
The New York State Education Department finalized the Counseling Amendments on November 10th and presented them to the Board of Regents P-12 Education/Higher Education Joint Meeting on November 14th, 2016. Please see:
This is the link to the second document-
Websites to help you “Take Action”
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Assembly Email List
NY Senate Directory 2017
Advocacy List with Emails Access spreadsheet compiled by NYSSSWA including members of the NYS Assembly Committee on Education, NYS Senate Committee on Education as well as Higher Education and the NYS Board of Regents
Education Committee Members (Senate & General Assembly) and Board of Regents Directory compiled by NYSSSWA.
NYS School Social Worker Survival Toolkit
Click here to download the self-advocacy resource guide by NASW-NYS School Social Work Task Force in collaboration with NYSSSWA.
New York State Assembly
Assembly Members: Click here
Bills & Legislation
Bills of Interest
OA6763 Sponsor: Ortiz
“Requires at least one full-time licensed social worker to be employed in each elementary, intermediate, middle and junior high school throughout the state.
OA5131 Sponsor: Ortiz
“Requires at least one full-time guidance counselor to be employed in each elementary, intermediate, middle, junior and senior high school throughout the state; sets duties of guidance counselors.”
New York State Senate
Members: Click here
Higher Education Committee:
Members: Click here
Other State Advocacy Resources:
New York State Center for School Health:
- Education Law
- New York State Commissioner’s Regulations for Health Services
- New York State Guidelines
- New York State Laws Pertaining to School Health
“The State Legislature is responsible for enacting the general laws in New York. In doing so, the Legislature often delegates “rule making powers” to the state’s administrative departments and agencies. These agencies are then empowered to develop and enforce the rules and regulations they find necessary to implement the broad policies adopted by the Legislature.” This document describes how rules are created to enact laws in NYS.