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SB 179 and the Texas Model Guide
What Could 80% Look Like?

The 87th legislative session brought changes to expectations for the use of counselor time in our schools. In this overview, we will take a closer look at the bill and partner the new expectations with the Texas Model Guide (5th Ed.). Please be sure to go to TEA's website to download a free copy of the Texas Model Guide at:

Important Session Information:

SB 179 (from the 87th legislative session) outlined an expectation of how a counselor's time is to be spent in school to the degree of 80% focusing on duties and tasks commensurate with the Texas Model Guide (5th edition). In this briefing, SB 179 will be reviewed and considerations will be shared for examining existing counseling programs as well as making decisions about future program elements. With new proposed rules, this session will explore expectations for school counseling programs in Texas. 

Please be sure to visit TEA's page for a free download of the Texas Model Guide at:

Counselor Co-op members may attend at no additional fee.

Dimension 3.1: Classroom Environment, Routines and Procedures, Dimension 3.3: Classroom Culture, Dimension 4.1: Professional Demeanor and Ethics; Standard 2 - Human Capital, Standard 4 - School Culture

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(3) CPE
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Contact Person:
Jeni Janek
Jeni Janek
Date Time Location
6/14/2023 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ESC Region 12
2101 W Loop 340, Waco, 76712

ESC Region 12 | 2101 West Loop 340 | Waco TX 76712 | 254-297-1212