Dwindling fiscal resources have led California schools to slash critical funding for counseling resources. According to the California Department of Education, last year California ranked last in the nation for counselor-to-student ratio.
The safety and preservation of a healthy school culture and the “whole child” are primary concerns of our school leadership and our community. DSF believes that counseling positions, programs and resources are essential to improving school climate, providing mental health resources, promoting alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, and imparting social emotional support to students so they may overcome barriers to academic and social success.
As such, DSF commits to funding counseling resources to help ensure that all students, families and staff across the district can get the support they need.