counselors http://kplu.org en Seattle school counselors slam district over cuts http://kplu.org/post/seattle-school-counselors-slam-district-over-cuts <p>Seattle school counselors say they&rsquo;re getting hit harder than ever by budget cuts, and a pack of them turned out at Wednesday&rsquo;s school board meeting to protest the latest round of layoffs.</p><p>It all stems from a change three years ago to how Seattle Public Schools funds counselors in elementary schools. The district stopped paying for them as regular employees, and instead gave schools a choice: use your discretionary money, or let them go. Now, almost two thirds of elementary schools don&rsquo;t have a counselor, and the district has sent pink slips to a dozen counselors at middle-and high schools.</p><p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 17:49:27 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5217 at http://kplu.org Seattle school counselors slam district over cuts