Report of Regents P-12 Education/Higher Education Joint Meeting Committee to The Board of Regents
Your P-12 Education Committee and Higher Education Committee held a joint meeting on November 14, 2016. All members were present, except for Regent Tallon who was excused.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
School Counseling, Certification Requirements for School Counselors and Program Registration Requirements for School Counseling Preparation Programs [P-12/HE (D) 1] – the Committee discussed proposed amendments to regulations relating to school counseling, certification requirements for school counselors and program registration requirements for school counseling preparation programs. Discussion focused on the newly revised amendments as a result of feedback received through public comment and the series of meetings and discussions held since September 2015. The Committee requested that staff come back at a future meeting to discuss how the regulations would be implemented in elementary schools given that there is no funding attached. Following the 30-day public comment, it is anticipated that the proposed rule will be presented for permanent adoption at the February 2017 Regents meeting. If adopted at the February meeting, the proposed amendment will become effective on July 1, 2017.