La. education board panel alters rule on high-school counselors

01/15/2013 | Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.), The

A Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education committee on Tuesday approved a change that allows school districts to circumvent a requirement to provide one counselor for every 450 high-school students by using private vendors to perform some of the counselors' duties. Opposed by many school counselors, the measure was seen as a compromise to one introduced as part of a broader proposal by state Superintendent John White aimed at reducing state authority in preference to increased flexibility for local school districts.

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