Legislation Updates

PA School Counselor Shortage

Emilia Peiffer, PSCA Executive Director and Adam Oldham, PSCA Government Relations recently presented virtually at PA Schools Work for a Lunch and Learn Webinar.  The presentation was called "PA's School Counselor Shortage: New Report Quantifies a Problem that is More Important than Ever."  

You can view the actual pdf of the presentation HERE.
You can find a link for the webinar HERE.

PA School Counselor Staffing Report

PSCA has created a PA School Counselor Staffing Report that is a review of Pennsylvania's Student to School Counselor Ratios.  This report is designed to:
  • educate and empower school counselors across Pennsylvania as they advocate for the investement in school counseling positions and programs in our K-12 educatoin system.
  • inform and spark interest with our legislative partners and elected officials who set education policy, establish appropriations and funding, and who have the capacity to instill the value of school counselors and school counseling programs into law.
  • serve as an annual reference point for the numbers and ratios of school counselors employed in Pennsylvania, and will be released each year during National School Counseling Week.
You can view the PA School Counselor Staffing Report HERE.


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.