School Counselor Advocacy
ISCA maintains a vigorous program of government relations and advocacy for the school counseling profession in Iowa. The association believes that students benefit when counselors successfuly advocate on state and federal legislative issues related to students and school counseling.
Advocacy is a key component to being an effective school counselor. Not only is it critical for school counselors to serve as advocates for their students, it is also important that school counselors advocate for their own profession.
Contact Your Legislators today on important issues.
To find out who your senators and representatives are please check out the Find Your Legislator page of the Iowa Legislature website.
Visit the Hill - February 25
Thank you to those who were able to join us for Day on the Hill.
President Aimee Hospodarsky speaks with her representative at Day on the Hill.
2020 Legislative Priorities
The ISCA Board has approved the following priorities for the 2020 Legislative session.
Addressing Funding Inequities in Iowa's Schools
ISCA supports adequate funding to allow a quality 21st century K-12 education that prepares students for their futures.Download the ISCA Position Statement
Mental Health Access for Iowa's Students
ISCA supports increased statewide access to and funding for mental health services for youth and their families.Download the ISCA Position Statement.
The Equitable Treatment of Iowa's Students
ISCA supports the right of every student, regardless of Zip Code, to a secure, healthy, and robust educational environment so they are able to learn.Download the ISCA Position Statement.
The Role of the School Counselor in Iowa
ISCA supports promoting the unique role of the school counselor in providing access to social-emotional learning, college and career planning for post-secondary success, and academic supports for all students.Download the ISCA Position Statement.
Local ControlLocally elected school boards are best positioned to address the needs of students and families, staff, and the school community. Local control allows flexibility for each district to meet its own unique needs and respond quickly and appropriately to changing community circumstances due to COVID-19.
If we do not define our role as school counselors, someone else will!
Multi-Tiered System of School Counselor Advocacy (MTSA) - Three Tier Approach