BOARD OF DIRECTORS
WHAT IS A SCHOOL COUNSELOR?
THE THREE Rs
NEWS & ISSUES
SUBMIT AN ARTICLE
AzSCA's Advocacy and Government Relations Committee leads efforts to inform school counselors and stakeholders of critical legislative issues facing the profession.
Arizona State Legislature - Member Roster
Board of Directors Liaison
ADVOCACY & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE OVERVIEW
The Advocacy & Government Relations Committee shall:
Inform Governing Board and AzSCA members of any legislation related to school counselors and educators.
Revisit, revise, develop and distribute current AzSCA talking points (3 Rs) affecting school counselors.
Serve as liaison to identified stakeholders or appoint a representative to be a voice for AzSCA.
Collaborate with ADE, CTE, ABEC, community colleges, and other stakeholders through stakeholder events.
Invite members to attend Advocacy Committee events
Collaborate with Professional Development, Outreach, and Membership as it relates to AzSCA tabling for visibility and resources
Create and submit advocacy material to communications chair and technology coordinator for website postings and newsletter submissions
Consult with Legislative Consultant to critique federal and state bills and inform Governing Board and AzSCA members of any legislation related to school counselors and educators.
Provide Legislative updates to board members with social media access for social media distribution.
Inform members of relevant recognitions and acknowledgments from the governor or other community officials.
Encourage and mentor school counselors to assume a leadership role in counselor visits to Capitol Hill and to meet with local legislators.
Submit committee updates to AzSCA Governing Board.
Shall be abreast of the education agenda issues and actively advocate for school counselors’ role, ratios, and respect (3 Rs).
Organize and participate in School Counselor Day on the Hill
Update Governing Board minutes at the conclusion of committee work time.
Utilize AEA lobbying events and participating in task forces Lobbyist as determined by committee.
The Advocacy chair shall be a member of the Public Policy Committee.
Create and maintain stock of outreach and advocacy materials with Outreach Committee for all events.