NCSPA is a professional organization that supports and advocates for school psychologists across North Carolina to provide comprehensive services that reflect best practices in the field of school psychology.

Welcome parents, educators, leaders, and student support specialists!

We hope that you will find this resource helpful as you fulfill your role in ensuring positive educational outcomes and wellness for all our children and youth. As School Psychologists across North Carolina, we can be part of the solution, no matter the problem!

Special Announcements

Budget/Salary Update
Posted on July 01, 2016 by Digital Media Committee Chair
Dear NCSPA Members,

On Monday night shortly before mid-night, the budget compromise was posted. See 2016 Budget. You will find teacher salary schedules for 2016-17 and projected schedules for 2017-18 on pages 41-42. You will notice that teachers will get variable raises throughout the years. It looks like the six-tier system no longer applies. I think this will leave our salary schedule up for interpretation (as happened in 2014) when we changed to the tier system. We should receive the same percentage increase that teachers receive for each year of experience. For budget purposes Instructional Support Personnel are considered teachers, see SECTION 9.1.(g). Our slightly higher salary schedule is based on the teacher's salary schedule.

We will have to keep a close watch on the schedules published by DPI (in past years, they have been published approximately one week after the budget has been approved). The current projections are for the Senate to approve the budget by the end of this week and House by the week on July 4th.

Stay tuned as we get more information regarding our salary schedules. I will be reviewing other provisions in the budget and I will summarize those that relate to education.

Cheryl Posner-Cahill, Ed.D
NC School Psychology Association, Member Lobbyist
School Psych Advocacy!
Posted on April 27, 2016 by Digital Media Committee Chair
School psychologists from the South Piedmont who attended the public comments for ESSA at Mallard Creek High in Charlotte, N.C. are pictured with Dr. June Atkinson.
Interested in presenting at the NCSPA Fall Conference?
Posted on March 22, 2016 by Digital Media Committee Chair
North Carolina School Psychology Association Fall Conference
School Psychologists as Leaders: Charting System-Level Change
October 9-11, 2016: Wilmington, NC

NCSPA is seeking presenters and exhibitors for its annual fall conference.  If you are interested in presenting, please click here.  If you have questions, please contact us via the following link.
2016 School Psychologist of the Year
Posted on February 12, 2016 by Digital Media Committee Chair
We are so excited that our own very Stephanie Austin has been honored by NASP as 2016 School Psychologist of the year! 2016 School Psychologist of the Year
Health Plan Update!!!
Posted on February 03, 2016 by Digital Media Committee Chair
Dear NCSPA Members,

Here is the latest information concerning the State Health Plan. It looks like Friday's vote has been postponed. It is still imperative that your legislators hear from you if you have opinions on the proposed changes. "It looks like they may be listening".

State Health Plan will put off discussion of controversial changes

Cheryl Posner-Cahill, Ed.D
NC School Psychology Association, Member Lobbyist
919 819-2220
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