Making Democracy Work

Public Education

Public Education (1982, rev. 1995, 2005)

The LWV of P/CC supports effective school guidance and counseling programs.

Essential elements of an effective guidance and counseling program include, but are not limited to:

  • Services for students of all ages and stages of development.
  • A comprehensive program designed to address the academic, personal, social, and career development of all students.
  • The availability of informational materials for non-English-speaking students and parents, wherever practical.
  • Resources to help guidance counselors address student needs and increase the time available for student/counselor interaction.

    The LWV of P/CC supports school health service programs with sufficient staff and facilities to provide health education and address health problems that influence the ability of students to learn.

The school health service should provide:

  • Nurse/student ratios that take into account the health status of the student population and the recommendation of the National Association of School Nurses.
  • Support staff to assist nurses with clerical tasks and routine screening procedures.