Newsletter Article | May 22, 2017

Education Cuts Will Impact School Counselors

 

The White House will officially release its FY18 federal budget on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. The Washington Post reports that President Trump's proposed education budget would eliminate all funding for the Student Support and Academic Enrichments (SSAE) grant program (Title IV, Part A), a federal program that just received its first appropriation last year. The SSAE program is a block grant intended to help school districts provide a well-rounded education by funding school-based mental health programs, school counseling programs, and drug and violence prevention programs.

For the current budget year, SSAE received $400 million to sustain school districts nationwide. Compared to the need for such programs, this is merely a drop in the bucket. The American Counseling Association is concerned about the administration’s proposal, and we have urged Congress to reject the President’s budget and fund SSAE at its fully authorized level of $1.65 billon.

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ACA’s First Budget Briefing: Dept. of Education Cuts & Impact on School Counselors
Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 4:00 pm ET

Join us to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the road ahead for funding of school counseling programs.
  • Hear expert analysis of the budget process and the need to invest in school counseling (and education in general).
  • Understand how the same budget process, timeline, and concerns apply to other federal programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.

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