Bylaws and Policies


The Bylaws and Resolutions Committee of the PSCA Governing Board has completed a review of the association bylaws. Bylaws are the overarching document of any organization and set forth the guiding procedures for the association. As such, revisions are infrequent and significant. The recent review has resulted in proposed extensive changes that will bring the organization in line with Policy Governance, the operating philosophy of PSCA.
The PSCA Governing Board is scheduled to vote on the proposed revisions at the December meeting. In accordance with existing bylaws, these proposed revisions will be published for 30 days for review and comment by PSCA members. All comments will be shared with the Governing Board for consideration before voting. We appreciate your time and feedback.

Presentation of the Proposed Revision to the PSCA Bylaws​
Member Comment Form

PSCA Ends Policies

(Adopted July 2019; Updated September 2019; Amended August 2020)
1.     All Pennsylvania School Counselors and stakeholders will have awareness, understanding and support for:

  • The School Counseling profession
  • The ASCA National Model
  • Pennsylvania’s professional standards and practices
  • The Pennsylvania academic standards for Career Education and Work (CEW)
  • The Pennsylvania Career Ready Skills
  • The ASCA Code of Ethics for School Counselors

2.     Pennsylvania school counselors and the school counseling profession benefit from the efficient and fiscally responsible operation of the association.
3.     Pennsylvania school counselors benefit from the retention and recruitment of members from all demographic groups and geographic regions of the state.
4.     Pennsylvania school counselors and the school counseling profession benefit when PSCA actively collaborates with other educational organizations, coalitions, and networks.
5.     Pennsylvania School Counselors will benefit from professional development that reflects and responds to contemporary issues.
6.     PSCA commits to on-going practices to build equity across PA; including but not limited to: recognizing and raising awareness of historic and systemic oppression, training to address bias and historic oppression; continued monitoring and audits of the organization and organizational policy; the development of educational resources to guide school counselors to better understand and take action against disparity and towards opportunity for students in PA and the profession. 

The mission of the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association is to expand the image and influence of professional school counselors, to promote professional and ethical practice, and to advocate for equity and access for all students.