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CS/SB 1654: Certified School Counselors

GENERAL BILL by Education Pre-K - 12 ; Detert

Certified School Counselors; Requiring that each school district have an overall ratio of at least one certified school counselor for every 400 students; requiring that each elementary, middle, and high school within the school district have a specified maximum ratio of certified school counselors to students; requiring that each school have a minimum of one full-time certified school counselor and assign additional half-time or full-time certified school counselors only after reaching the maximum ratio; prohibiting certified school counselors from being used as support staff for administrative duties, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Budget Subcommittee on Education Pre-K - 12 Appropriations
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education Pre-K - 12 (ED)
  2. Budget Subcommittee on Education Pre-K - 12 Appropriations (BEA)
  3. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/6/2012 Senate • Filed
1/17/2012 Senate • Referred to Education Pre-K - 12; Budget -SJ 225
• Introduced -SJ 225
2/1/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education Pre-K - 12, 02/06/12, 3:00 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
2/6/2012 Senate • CS by Education Pre-K - 12; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 326
2/7/2012 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Education Pre-K - 12 read 1st time -SJ 335
2/8/2012 Senate • Now in Budget
• Subreferred to Budget Subcommittee on Education Pre-K - 12 Appropriations -SJ 349
• Now in Budget Subcommittee on Education Pre-K - 12 Appropriations
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Budget Subcommittee on Education Pre-K - 12 Appropriations