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Any news about counseling services to our elementary schools

Original post made by Anna-Maria Ludovick, College Terrace, on Jun 16, 2011

I saw in the paper on May 6, 2011 that PAUSD was publicly inviting local professionals to submit proposals to begin offering counseling services at the elementary schools in our district but I have not seen any news of who was awarded the contract or any other news. The district should be about to make a public announcement if they have not done so right? Does anyone know what happens or who it will be and how our kids will finally get the services and attention to their emotions they deserve at the elementary level?

AML

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Posted by palo alto mom
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm

From the PAUSD site: K - 5 Counseling
Many schools participate in a counseling support program staffed by intern counselors under the supervision of licensed psychologists. With parent permission, counselors work with students for a number of social and emotional needs that may be affecting their learning. I doubt there are any plans to have true "counseling" done at school, it is not really the job of the District.


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